Hails From: Austin, Texas
Album: Sum Kinda Golden Age [Bandcamp]
Sounds Like: Devendra Banhart, Yo La Tengo
In His Words: "For me, 'Latenight' is one of those songs that makes the sometimes-struggle of writing music worth it; it came out almost all at once. Making it felt so effortless and natural that it almost seems like I didn't really write it. Those are always the best. It was made one night when I felt like nothing was really working out in my life, but I had a very strong relationship and I realized just how important that it was to me. For whatever reason I started thinking about what kind of song Lou Reed might write if he felt like I did. The guitar part came first, along with the opening lyrics. The rest fell into place very quickly. It's a simple love song about trying to move past your own mistakes and giving yourself to someone completely. I was never very good at articulating affection for the person I love, and this shows in the simplicity of the lyrics, but I think that the instrumentation helps express the feeling much more effectively with that intangible emotional precision that is one of the benefits of working in this medium. I still imagine Lou Reed singing it." -- Singer Philip Woodbury
Listen to 'Latenight'