Wow wow wow. That’s how we responded when we first heard “Hiding at First Light”, the astounding debut album by the 28 year old songwriter Joey Vriend. The noir aura of the songs has been recorded in a way that’s close to perfection and reminds us of productions by the National and Ray LaMontagne’s most recent albums. First single “Hollow” is a fine example of what the record is. Joey Vriend’s dark voice in a rich setting of delicate guitar fingerpicking, low-end pianos and playful strings.
Hiding at First Light is out now!