Video: Desolation Horse “Heavy Rain”

A cleverly shot video reinforces this song’s message about growing beyond a small town and finally leaving home for good.  There’s a warm, gentle opening, in which the dreamy melody of Cooper Trail’s vocal is a perfect match for his nostalgic lyrics: “But this is way back…and our first hello was just the other day.”  Then, the song builds and changes, becoming an upbeat foot-tapper.  It’s hugely absorbing.  Desolation horse is the solo project of Cooper Trail, who is better known as a session and touring drummer for various bands in the American Northwest.

The self-titled debut album from Desolation Horse is due out on 11th December.  Trail describes what we can expect from the new record: “Social anxiety, social awkwardness, growing out of my hometown…those are all themes on this album.  I process things I’m going through with the songs I write.”  On the strength of the single release, the album promises to be well-worth a listen, as the growing fanbase in the Pacific Northwest have already discovered.  It’s open, honest and relatable.  Enjoy.

About Andrew Frolish 1413 Articles
From up north but now hiding in rural Suffolk. An insomniac music-lover. Love discovering new music to get lost in - country, singer-songwriters, Americana, rock...whatever. Currently enjoying Nils Lofgren, Ferris & Sylvester, Tommy Prine, Jarrod Dickenson, William Prince, Frank Turner, Our Man in the Field...
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Love it!