The end of the calendar year often brings about a feeling of closure quickly followed by that of renewal. As people everywhere reflect on their year, there is an overwhelming discontent that has, in a way, branded itself onto 2016. Jacob Lawter of Slow and Steady has taken the opportunity to record a handful of covers from records released in 2016 that held some weight to him. The track listing is as follows:
Fundamental Ground by TW Walsh
Always On My Mind by Chris Staples
Oblivion by David Bazan
Martha Sways by Andy Shauf
Each track, recorded in a single take through an iPhone mic, delivers a somber, intimate, and introspective take on the original song. All proceeds from the EP go directly to the Summers family (friends of Lawter’s that were impacted by the Gatlinburg fires). Songs That Don’t Belong (To Me) is available on Bandcamp, Spotify, Apple Music, etc. Listen to some of his favorite 2016 releases here.
written by matthew schumacher