Song Premiere: “Let Me Down Gently”
Austin Coleman’s dreamy country-esque musings have been compared to Jason Isbell and Fleetwood Mac, edging into the marquee marketplace with a distinctive enphisis on tight, melodic songwriting.
Today, No Depression has the pleasure of premiering his yearning, earthy ballad “Let Me Down Gently” – a perfect vehicle for his twangy, journeyman aesthetic, aided by a weeping fiddle and heartbreaking harmonies. Coleman has clearly carved out a niche for himself, stratling the line between Stapleton-esque backroad blues and Blood on the Tracks-era, Dylan-esque folk, and the stripped down nature of the track allows the singer-songwriter the space to showcase his talents without leaning hard on any production artiface.
Coleman’s latest album, Long Mile From Home, is a collection of songs that repurposed familiar stories and sounds in new and unusual ways. “My goal isn’t to make listeners feel what I felt when I wrote the song, but to feel something lying dormant within them” Coleman asserts, expanding on his philosophy that creativity cannot be forced, only found. “When the music and words come into my head suddenly and simultaneously, I tend to write my best songs.”