Pickering Pick has a new album (Tropic) out on Yer Bird Records. If you are a regular reader, you are well aware that Pickering Pick has become one of my favourite singer-songwriters over the past few years. When it comes to folk singer-songwriters Pickering Pick, Chris Bathgate, Small Houses and Hezekiah Jones have somehow become the dearest quartet (ok, last year Barna Howard and Paul Otteson released amazing albums, so maybe I should include them as well).
(Tropic) is another endearing folk album from Pickering Pick. The first reaction might even be that this is just more of the same. That I’ve already heard this on the previous albums. For me, felling in love with an invidual song by Pickering Pick is hardly ever instant, but eventually it happens almost every time. Folk music might not be the most complex artform in the world, but somehow Pickering Pick’s songs reveal more layers of beauty each time you listen to them and then suddenly on some fragile moment you realise that “the just another” Pickering Pick song have become a companion piece to your soul. This man is a true artist and the new album (Tropic) is filled with magical folk songs that will take care of you. This is the single, Standing Stone. Stream/buy the whole beautiful thing at Yer Bird’s bandcamp.
PS. Yer Bird is having a really strong start this year and will also release the new amazing Small Houses album in february. More about that later on (most likely an album of the month february piece).