Sunday, February 21, 2010

I Have a Dream in My Heart

Singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Evan Voytas paints mystical quality of Americana in his songs. This ain't no Bruce Springsteen Americana. Rather, it captures a dreamy west coast pop landscape, where the young and fearless look up to the stars above and follow their dreams into the unknown. Currently residing in Los Angeles, Voytas beautifully captures the idealisms of the Hollywood mythology in the American dream. I'm not sure if he meant to do this as his songs are basically about "feeling good" or "feeling bad," according to his myspace.

The tinny synth-pop layers create within the songs create a strange space, like being the only car on an long unknown stretch of highway with only distanct stars as light, but somehow feeling very safe. The harmonies sound fresh and new, but like they've distilled over many decades. It's futuristic, but it draws alot from the past. It's very strange, but also very exciting.

Evan Voytas - I Run With You, Spirit Animal (mp3) (buy)

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