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.


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About Andrew Frolish 760 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 Ferris & Sylvester, John Smith, Jarrod Dickenson, William Prince, Frank Turner, Our Man in the Field...

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