Gold Leaves – “The Ornament” – 1.6.12
“Our old room… Corner apartment…
Eventually, hung heavy with the ornament.
By the time we moved over, you wore my name, i wore your color…
Oh, how some do bloom, some turn to ruin.”
It’s no secret, Seattle has a distinct musical style, at least on the surface level. One cultivated in the hip-haunts of neighborhood coffee shops, brew pubs, and soaked cigarette smoke while tin roofs sing in the rain.
In that capacity, Grant Olsen — who performs with a full band under the Gold Leaves guise — doesn’t sway too far from the Seattle-sound stereotype, but maybe that is why we like him.
Fleet Foxes-folk influences covered with glittering indie-orchestral production; white boy blues bellowing from behind a beard, it isn’t always a bad thing.