Experimental folk songwriter and producer releases the second single from upcoming EP ‘Late Afternoon In The Meadow (1887)’. Following the release of the titular track from his upcoming EP, experimental folk songwriter Joshua Burnside announces his second piece of new music this year with the sparse nocturne ‘Rough Edges’.
With more subtle under-and-overtones than its predecessor, ‘Rough Edges’ takes in the dynamics of a relationship in crisis. It’s a microcosm of Burnside’s earlier career work, focussing on the same slow-building crescendo of artists such as Elliot Smith. The track pitches and boils, substituting instrumentation for swirling vocals, double tracks and percussion for high-strung acoustics.
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Lyrically, ‘Rough Edges’ conjures very specific yet universal images and scenarios expressed via an arrangement of acoustic fingerpicking, subtle synths and hypnotic melodies. An intimate yet universal track that revels in exposing and irritating the raw nerves at the heart of a deafening silence, ‘Rough Edges’ ends ambiguously, expressing zero comfort or resolution for both song listeners and subjects. The latest addition to Burnside’s discography will be released on Friday, October 21st.
“I actually began writing this song many years ago, but some songs just need a little more time than others. It never felt complete. I sat down to play it a few months ago, changed one line and then there it was. It is a straightforward sort of song, about a relationship in turmoil, and of the transient nature of love without trust and compromise.” – Joshua Burnside
Joshua Burnside – Live at The Ulster Hall, Belfast, December 23rd 2022
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