Newcomer Logan Ledger Teases Debut Album With ‘Starlight’, ‘Imagining Raindrops’ [LISTEN]
Logan Ledger is getting ready to release his debut album this fall, and is sharing a taste of his new music ahead of the project. On Friday (March 8), the up-and-comer dropped a two-song single, featuring the tracks "Starlight" and "Imagining Raindrops."
Ledger's self-titled record is due out on Oct. 4. One of The Boot's 2019 Artists to Watch, Ledger explains his darker country sound in a press release as "that gloomy, nocturnal, San Francisco / Ocean Beach vibe;" readers can get a better idea of what that means by pressing play above to hear "Imagining Raindrops," which Ledger says was inspired by a "deceptively mundane moment."
"I looked out my window and thought it was raining, only to find, on closer inspection, that the sun was shining in all its glory," Ledger explains. "It is a song about the unseen world: the hidden realms that lie behind the veneer concocted by our physical senses -- a meditation on the subjective nature of experience disguised as simple country heartbreak."
Of "Starlight," Ledger shares, "On a compositional level, I chose to be very minimal on this one, to say as much as I could without using a whole lot of words. This was always one of my favorite aspects of some the great country songwriters from the golden era. Willie Nelson, Hank Cochran, Floyd Tillman ... They all used a kind of hillbilly haiku approach in their writing. Less really is more."
Other songs on Ledger's debut album, which was produced by T Bone Burnett, include "Let The Mermaids Flirt With Me," "Invisible Blue," "Tell Me a Lie" and "The Lights of San Francisco." A full track listing is below.
"So much of this record is people not playing clearly defined rhythmic or lead roles -- we're all sort of twirling around each other and creating this great big texture of sound together," Ledger says. "A typical country record would have very clearly defined solos, but I'm not interested in that. I love how everyone's constantly improvising, but without ever getting in anybody else's way."
Logan Ledger, Logan Ledger Track Listing:
1. "Let the Mermaids Flirt With Me"
3. "Invisible Blue"
4. "I Don't Dream Anymore"
5. "Nobody Knows"
6. "(I'm Gonna Get Over This) Some Day"
7. "Electric Fantasy"
8. "Tell Me a Lie"
9. "Skip a Rope"
10. "The Lights of San Francisco"
11. "Imagining Raindrops"
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