Song Premiere: Justin Moses, "Fall Like Rain"

by Henry Carrigan (@henry.carrigan), Folk Alley

Folk Alley Song Premiere Justin Moses Fall Like Rain Henry Carrigan
Photo by: Kady Carter

Justin Moses’s new single “Fall Like Rain,” out on March 19, opens sparsely with a few guitar notes and Moses’s rumbling dobro run, sliding into the first verse that features Moses’s vocals floating over a spare background of guitar and dobro. By the second verse, Moses and his band—featuring Barry Bales on bass, Sierra Hull on mandolin, Stuart Duncan on fiddle, and Bryan Sutton and Cody Kilby on guitar—layer harmonies on top of instruments as the song dashes off in rapidly expanding circle of sound. The song’s bridge features solos from each musician, creating a rich musical texture as the fiddle, mandolin, and dobro float along the cascading guitar runs. As Moses recalls about the song, “I started gathering material for this record several years back. "Fall Like Rain" came to me from my good friend, Keith Garrett. He had thought it might suit my voice with the melody having that high note in it. After giving it a try, I was sold. Sierra, Stuart, Barry, Bryan, and Cody all brought great energy in the studio. I love the back and forth on the guitars from Bryan and Cody - I wanted to pay tribute to Eric Clapton's original version but put a new twist here and there as well.” With its high energy and stellar musicianship, “Fall Like Rain” showers us with hard-driving instrumentals and drenching vocals.

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"Fall Like Rain" is out March 19 via Mountain Fever Records and available for pre-order HERE.

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