The wistful twang of homegrown folk is in the air today with “Houses”. Boston’s own Nick Pope is writing anthems for pickup trucks, finding comfort as he nestles the neck of his guitar. After devastating loss and seemingly infinite rift that formed through absence, Nick captures this truly human feeling that follows in recovery. He’s a jack of all trades, and we’re looking forward to his prowess with other instruments as he works with Odd Gift, a music collective out of Boston and the host of his debut solo record Howl and Flood, out April 29th. Listen below.
On the new single, Nick says, “I usually make music before I write lyrics, and it’s pretty much a waiting game until the right story reveals itself. I don’t remember what triggered it exactly, but I know I had just watched some stupid video and swiveled around in my stupid swivel chair, and suddenly, like a punch to the gut, felt the weight of completely losing my girlfriend from the Earth—like there was a glacier between us, dark and forever, and I was reminded of how fragile life can be.”