Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Track of the Day: Nathaniel Rateliff - Still Trying

Nathaniel Rateliff
It is with great pleasure that I can announce that today's TOTD is a brand new single from none other than Nathaniel Rateliff. 'Still Trying' is an early taster of what we can expect to feature on his full length LP Falling Faster Than You Can Run, due for release on November 26th on Mod y Vi Records/Thirty Tigers. It certainly does not disappoint, being built around delicate guitar, passionate, rich vocals and thumping percussion.

This is the first new material which the Denver-native has put out since his incredible 14-track heartbreaker 'In Memory of Loss' was released (to great acclaim) in 2010. Based on this single it looks as though the astonishing quality of his debut is due to be reached once more.

Rateliff has stated that Falling Faster Than You Can Run, 'came about over a couple years of touring. I was coming from a place on intense isolation. Despite the fact that I was always around other people I always felt a true sense of loneliness' - and it is within this sadness and loss that the folk, soul troubadour has always excelled.

Listen to 'Still Trying' below.

1. Still Trying
2. I Am
3. Don’t Get Too Close
4. Laborman
5. How To Win
6. Nothing To Show For
7. Right On
8. Three Fingers In
9. Forgetting Is Believing
10. When Do You See
11.Falling Faster Than You Can Run