Video: Simon Flory “The More You Talk (The Less I Hear)”

Take note of the wooden cross plunged upside down into the earth, glimpsed early on on this cinematic video.  You’ll see it again as we reach a dramatic conclusion and it’s the attention to such narrative detail and clever flashbacks that make this genuinely compelling viewing.  This terrific visual is well-produced, totally absorbing and like watching a mini-movie.  It’s dark and disturbingly atmospheric and, more so than many videos, it really enhances the song.

Although the video takes us down a certain narrative path, the song itself is lyrically autobiographical, recounting a true tale of a love gone wrong for reasons unknown, resulting in a sense of loss and isolation.  The Texas-based singer-songwriter draws on his childhood in rural Indiana, traditional fiddle and banjo and early country influences to create a wonderfully involving sound.  Flory’s clean, clear vocal is a perfect fit for the genre, especially when he holds those notes.

Multi-instrumentalist Flory has a brand new album out, ‘Haul These Blues Away’.  Check it out for an authentic early country sound.

About Andrew Frolish 1381 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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