This song needed no more than four seconds to convince me it was fantastic. And not only that, in each of those seconds, I can tell you why:
:01 – Deep exhale caught on recording and not removed. I might be alone on this one, but I have always been a fan of the tastefully recorded “rogue breath.” It’s humanizing. And it also makes me think of Jeff Buckley, so there’s that.
:02 – A striking, absolutely lovely mandolin. Not an instrument that’s everywhere – or should be. But it’s perfect here.
:03 – Wonderful intricacy immediately unfolding. It’s at this point you realize you will definitely be listening to this song in full.
:04 – Hmm… this reminds me of something. Zeppelin’s “The Battle of Evermore” anyone?
And if “Driftwood Seat” didn’t convince you quite enough, Mighty Oaks’ bio might seal the deal. Three guys from three different places on the globe (USA, Italy, UK) who just happened to form in Berlin! Now that’s cool.