After achieving critical acclaim with his band “The Come On”, lead singer Sam Barron is launching his solo album, “A Prayer for a Field Mouse”. The new single “Taconic” has a brand new music video directed and edited by Nick Keene. Watch it here: https://youtu.be/iutkvC1bQqU
“We are just lost souls out on the network now,” says Sam Barron. “Who knows where we are going to end up as individuals or as a culture. A Prayer for a Field Mouse for me is about getting out of society’s dread suck, and into the joys of simply surviving.”
Sam’s new album, A Prayer for a Field Mouse (Mother West), finds him reunited with producer Charles Newman (The Magnetic Fields, The Bones of J.R. Jones, Soko). Newman’s touches are all over the album, yet the production feels sparse and true to a folk record. Enlisted were bassist Byron Isaacs (The Lumineers, Lost Leaders), Eva Mikhailnova (Eva & The Vagabond Tales) on vocals and accordion, and Jack McLoughlin on pedal steel all contributing from their home studios.
“When we started recording the album, I had fallen back in love with my nylon string guitar. I wanted to make an album that featured its sound prominently. So I got intimate with it; recording all my parts in the boiler room of my apartment building during the early days of the Pandemic.”
The songs on A Prayer for a Field Mouse all tell stories of characters with unlikely odds of success. Like the itinerant in San Pedro who has a bike with no breaks, rides it real slow, follows the moon and sticks to the side of the road. Or the heart broken person smoking crack in Tallahassee: “My mama won’t leave it alone. She’s living in a world that’s dead and gone. Well she never did understand me. So fire up that crack, this is my last track, I’m not coming back from Tallahassee.”
A Prayer For a Field Mouse will be released on September 10, 2021 with touring in the US and Europe planned for fall 2021 through 2022.