Singer-songwriter, Brody Price is working towards being more comfortable in his own skin with his latest single “Fall” off the new album Win A Trip To Palm Springs!. The album takes many twists and turns, and with this specific song, he relaxes into an indie folk/country kind of sound with the ambience of slide guitar, light whistling, and a calm, kind demeanor in his voice.
“This song is about this repeating cycle in which I often find myself” Price says, “It involves making mistakes, feeling regret and remorse for those mistakes, changing course based on what you’ve learned from the experience and then finding yourself right back in the same situation. I didn’t want to approach the idea from some self-loathing sad-boy perspective […] I’m prone to really really deep sadness and isolation, but that doesn’t mean that I forget how to laugh. I think having Will Johnson and John Paul White on this song really adds to the energy. Both of them have such sorrowful sounding voices. They add some longing and sadness to a song that kinda makes you want to bob your head.”
You can hear the mix of sorrow and hope that swirl around in the song’s musical composition. It leaves you with a sense of melancholy disguised as a comfortable, easy listening. As he grapples with themes of transformation and mental health, he offers a glimpse at his process with off-the-cuff sounding lines like “Well this time won’t be the last time / The last time that I come around and still somehow make it out alive”. You can hear some old-school folk influences like Paul Simon floating around in the bouncy melodies, but the slow and steady guitar strums give the song a sense of weight that gives way to a somber feel.
He speaks plainly about the inspiration for the song as he recounts his first experiences leaving behind a sheltered, conservative household and learning to face himself. “Being out there for the first time was so cathartic. I couldn’t believe that I was this kid from south Texas that had ended up working with folks from all over the world in one of the most other-worldly places I’d ever seen. Just because I wanted to. Not because it was going to make my parents happy or make a lot of money. I just went because I wanted to learn. I was so far away from my ‘old life’ and the expectations of other people. Away from the whole ‘you’ve gotta dress like this, behave like this, vote like this, pray like this.’ It was just totally freeing. The more time I spent out there the more I realized that the same sense of freedom and solitude that attracts me to that region attracts so many other folks. My hope is that this record could be that place for folks: rest, escape, joy, mourning… basically a place that can morph into whatever you need at the given time.”
“Fall” and Win A Trip To Palm Springs! are both available now on major streaming platforms like Spotify and Apple Music. Find this and more excellent music on the Alchemical Records Multigenre Mixture playlist on Spotify and YouTube.
Charlie Maybee is a dancer, musician, educator, and writer based in Charleston, South Carolina who currently teaches with the Dance Program at the College of Charleston. His primary work as an artist is with his performing collective, Polymath Performance Project, through which he makes interdisciplinary performance art that centers tap dance as the primary medium of expression and research. He also currently plays rhythm guitar for the Charleston-based punk band, Anergy, and releases music as a solo artist under the name Nox Eterna.
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