Gentle Country Acoustic (formerly Seven Sins) is a reflective, atmospheric yet gently upbeat piece with earthy folk-blues roots.
About Gentle Country Acoustic
This track combines dual acoustic guitars – one a National Steel guitar – with an ethereally delayed electric-guitar-wash, warm bass and a gorgeously distant, haunting bass-drum.
Further percussive highlights add deftly to the brightness of the mix; then in the outro we hear the introduction of a more conventional, laid-back drum groove that shoulders the piece along to conclusion.
The feel is relaxed, the sounds are textured & the acoustic guitars juxtapose nicely with the treated electric guitar. The bass guitar and percussion bind the song, and help guide the way through this well-considered arrangement.
Harmonically the piece is subtly orchestrated, with sweet, simple melodies and a slight swing in the chorus sections courtesy of the smooth, slightly countrified bass-line.
The piece’s overall mood is a gentle optimism that ranges more specifically from a nostalgic, pastoral serenity to a folksy-rock-based hint that the party’s about to start…