Gunslingers has released her much-anticipated EP Green Acres Motel. Imagine Hotel California but country with a thriving guitar base. She plays with music as though it were a kite flying high and it swishes gracefully up in the sky. Gunslingers showcases her talent for creating a warm and inviting country-infused folk music that immerses the listeners. She plays with soft country sounds that have you riding the waves of tranquillity while also creating a contemplative atmosphere.
The six-track EP takes us on a journey through various themes, including nostalgia, heartbreak and the fragility of life. Her sweet and tender voice is layered over atmospheric and sparse production. It creates a captivating sound that demands the listener’s attention.
How To Sleep by Gunslingers
Green Acres Motel is a testament to Gunslingers’ ability to channel her personal experiences into her music. Her unique sound is a blend of folk and Americana, with a touch of experimental elements that set her apart from her contemporaries. The album starts off with How To Sleep a song that deals with dark themes. It oozes distress but Gunslingers does a great job of not pushing that distress onto her listeners through her writing and music. She creates a safe distance between aspects that would inflict distress upon her listeners.
In Step Up, the track conjures up memories of a special someone, and it finally finishes off with Gloryland, an experimental track that features the sounds of traffic, buses, horns etc. We see this hinted at in her album where she will keep certain throat clearing and inhaling before a stanza. Her attention to detail is evident in every track, from the melancholic and nostalgic melodies of Winking to the heartache of Old Friend.
Green Acres Motel is a great example of expert storytelling, there is a meticulous placement of songs in a certain order because it’s supposed to take you on a certain kind of journey. The songs are very reminiscent of the story arch in Eat, Pray, Love. Elizabeth Gilbert (Julia Roberts) encounters many kinds of love and lovers much like in the album. Every song can fit into the film and it would only enhance the experience.
The EP is a testament to Gunslingers’ Talent. She enamours her listeners with every strum of the strings. The album is layered abundantly with a wide variety of textures of sound. While it doesn’t adhere to the stereotypical standards of a “clean production” it most definitely doesn’t fall short of craft and deliberate world-building. These are things that can only be done by a true artist. I can’t wait to see what Gunslingers will create next. You can follow her too on the links attached below.