Just as the 2010 album "A LONG WAY OFF", nearly ALL instruments are played by Kyle Woodside, except for the drums on "Love Comes Easy" and "Where Were You Goin'", played by James "Jimmy" Belford. All songs written by Kyle Woodside, except for "Coal and Blackberries" and "Close to You", written by Glen Majewski and Kyle Woodside. This is the 2nd album for the solo artist since 2010. Recorded, produced, engineered, mixed and mastered by Kyle Woodside. Cover photo by Lacy Woodside.
"Coal and Blackberries", is a song about a person recalling the past, being proud of where he or she comes from and will return to one day. The sound runs along the lines of a John Cougar Mellencamp a la Rain On the Scarecrow. Electric rock guitar and acoustics.
"Love Comes Easy", taken from an instance that happened with the artists current fiance in the early stages of courting. About a panicked lover never knowing love to come easy, and doesn't know how to handle it now that she has it. This is to the likeness to songs of Steve Earle's, I FEEL ALRIGHT. A folk-rock song, strong drums, acoustic, electric guitar and bass, with electric lead guitar in the middle.
"If the World Ends Tomorrow", comes from a line texted to the artist by his now current fiance. When a now failed "end of the world prediction" was set to happen in May of 2011. Acoustic guitar, bass, synthesizer, and piano.
"Close To You", one of the songs co-written by the artist's cousin, Glen Majewski, from 2006. The song is revived here in 2012. Only other version is an early demo with just vocals and acoustic guitar.
"Harvest" is the lone instrumental piece on the album. Performed on acoustic guitar. Inspired by guitar players, Leo Kottke and Chet Atkins.
"She Left", is another older song finally getting its due. The character comes home from work to find a note written by his loved one telling him that she has left him, hence the title, and the following reaction after the finding. One of the earliest songs written solely by Kyle from 2006. Just an acoustic guitar, bass, and organ.
"Where Were You Goin'", comes from a personal experience of a bad relationship and the mind games that happen afterward. This is a full band performance. Drums, bass, electric and acoustic guitars. More alternative rock at times especially in the chorus. Classic rock harmony lead in the middle.
"No Pressure",goes hand in hand with "Where Were You Goin'". Stemming from the same situation but before the mind games. In a sense "No Pressure" should come before "Where Were You Goin'", but calmly takes the album out giving it a peaceful release. It is performed on acoustic finger-style guitar, with minimal accompaniment. Light harmony vocals. Some electric bass, organ, and synthesizer. Really singer-songwriter like. They are reminiscent of songs from Steve Earle's "Train A Comin'" album or that of a Townes Van Zandt.