With a relaxing beat, this song opens up with a simple guitar melody before filling out as the drums come in. The vocals are laid back, sounding sincere and tranquil all at the same time. There’s a mellow undertone as the lyrics discuss the incomprehensible aspects of life, but the overall feeling is a positive one. This song lulls the listener into a peaceful state of mind. This is a song that people can get lost in, that makes the rest of the world fade as the listener falls into the steady, rhythmic beat that’s consistent from beginning to end. Check out ‘Strange Forms’ by Shane Leonard below.
Producer, all-purpose studio musician and songwriter Shane Leonard grew up playing jazz with musicians generations older than him, dropped out of music school to become an English teacher, left that to study fiddle and banjo with Appalachian elders, and now calls Eau Claire, WI home. He can usually be found in a studio there, hunched over a piano or a notebook, magnetizing a production team that has attracted national artists such as Anna Tivel, Kristin Andreassen (Uncle Earl), Sean Rowe and others to record new sounds in the North. Shane Leonard’s forthcoming solo album, Strange Forms, will be released in 2019.