Originality is a must in the music world. With that being said, we are still used to seeing trends. Music is an art, therefore people are inspired by it and in return, their own work is understandably influenced by what they are hearing whether it be consciously or subconsciously. Indie singer/songwriter/producer/filmmaker, Clay Priskorn is making waves at just the right time while acts like Portugal. The Man have suddenly blown up the airwaves. The California native’s sound has touches of Portugal. The Man with subtle hints of The Shins and Modest Mouse as well. What sets Priskorn apart however is what sets all successful artists apart from trends, he’s managed to make this sound his own.
As mentioned above, Clay Priskorn does it all by himself, which is impressive considering the quality of his latest track “Orange Sky”. While the music video has a DIY feeling to it (which is fine), the track itself would fit in with any other professionally done track. The production is that good. The twang of a banjo and steel guitar are what really makes this song pop. Instead of being used as “Americana” or “Country” props, they are utilized in such a way that both the song and instruments compliment each other. In a way, “Orange Sky” makes these instruments even better while it’s usually the other way around.
If you haven’t listened to Clay Priskorn before now, it’s a must that you do so. I don’t have any doubt that you’ll be hearing his name a whole lot more in the future.
Check out the song/video below for yourself.
Editor in Chief of Lemonade Magazine