New Zealand musician, Brian Baker, is set to unveil his latest single, "The Last River," on October 20, 2023.
This song is a harmonious blend of influences that could be reminiscent of a classic Mississippi spiritual or a ballad from the depths of the Appalachian mountains. With a touch of Leonard Cohen's poetic sensibilities, an electrifying Angus Young guitar solo, and a nostalgic drum loop inspired by the Lo-Fi soundscapes of the nineties, "The Last River" promises to be a unique musical journey.
Brian Baker reflects on the track, saying, "This is such a simple song, but I had to immerse myself in its essence to truly be part of it. It's a narrative that aligns with Joseph Campbell's concept of the hero's journey. The protagonist is on the path of return, confronting obstacles and clearing the way for what lies ahead. 'Narrow paths and hard choices' await, and the looming battle with the last bear to wrestle is a poignant metaphor."
"The Last River" is not only a profound musical narrative but also a joy to perform and record. With a mid-tempo groove, a rich interplay of acoustic and electric guitars, and THAT iconic drum loop, it promises to be an enthralling musical experience for listeners. Get ready to embark on a sonic adventure when this captivating single drops on October 20, 2023.