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Simon Joyner- "If I Left Tomorrow"

New MusicNicholas KindrachukComment

Simon Joyner is a singer songwriter from Omaha who is on the verge of releasing his 13th album. Only this release is in celebration of his 20th anniversary making music since his first album, Umbilical Chords, was released in 1992. He has decided for his album which is entitled, Ghosts, that he will make it a sprawling double album, vinyl exclusive. It is incredibly ambitous to do something like this now, but he has stated that he believes that physical media is an art form itself. He funded this experiment through a kickstarter campaign that earned him more than the $6000 goal, it is pretty awesome that people are into his idea and are willing to support its creation.

Joyner, if you are unaware, has been a very influential musician throughout his career and a huge inspiration for artists like Beck and Bright Eyes. This new song "If I Left Tomorrow" shows his ability to write compelling lyrics filled with interesting wordplay. His raw imperfect singing voice only add to the style, his delivery feels more deliberate than anything. A song like this shows why he has earned his highly regarded status from many fellow artists/musicians.

Check out http://simonjoyner.net/ if you would like to pre-order the album.