Twain Channels Folk Roots On ‘Little Dog Mind’ [Stream]

There’s something about the twangy, folk and Americana inspired sounds of Twain’s music that calls to mind a chilly night spent somewhere in the mountains, probably by a campfire, most definitely removed from the hectic rush of everyday life. It takes us back to a simpler time — a time that may only exist as a dream or a feeling, but that Twain comes pretty close to bringing into reality.  The Virginia-based project of Mt. Davidson is gearing up to release its latest LP Rare Feeling, out Oct. 20 via Keeled Scales. “Now I’m a heart so big, there’s no escaping me / You’re dealing with a heart so big, there’s no escaping me,” Twain sings on “Little Dog Mind,” the second single from the forthcoming record. The track is comforting in its folksy familiarity, yet unsettling at the same time, steeped in an in-between state of yearning and unrest. After a few listens, you’ll find yourself siding with the narrator’s raw emotion, yodeling along to the sweet sounds of his heartache. Stream the song above, and if you need any more reason to listen, note that the musician comes highly recommended by house favorites Big Thief.

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