Our Song of the Day comes from Austin Basham, an independent folk singer songwriter from Austin, Texas. ‘Running’ is the first single to be released off of his upcoming EP ‘Hollow Head / Hollow Heart’ which was recorded in Oslo Norway with Digory Smallz, a producer based out of Vancouver BC.
What starts as just acoustic guitar, subtle harmonics and song, more akin to something from the 60’s folk revival (that’s a good thing) soon opens to a broader folk pop spectrum inviting in harmonies, banjo, percussion, brass and slide. It will hook you along for the ride.
Producer and artist met in person for the first time in the small town of Linton, Cambridgeshire, UK. They spent many hours in an idyllic English home, burning wood to keep warm, while making final changes to the songs before heading into the Studio.
Once in Norway, they hooked up with the guys at Subsonic Society, a studio in the heart of Oslo, used by other engineers such as Vance Powell (White Stripes, Beck). Greg Calbi (Paul Simon, Bon Iver, John Lennon) mastered the EP at Sterling Sound.