It’s no secret that I love talented young singer-songwriters who bring something different to the table and still manage to maintain a certain air of cool. Sure, some people can stand on a stage with a guitar and look stylish while singing in a lilting voice that we’ve all heard before but it’s when someone has something a little special that I sit up and listen.
22-year-old Melbourne based artist Woody Pitney has just that with his brand new single You Can Stay, which is a perfect folk-pop track. It’s the first taste of his new EP which is set for release later this year. By the looks of things, it’s going to be a happy record that you’ll keep on playing to warm you up on the cold winter nights.
Beginning with a rippling acoustic intro to rival Of Monsters And Men and chimes which filter through Woody’s beautiful vocal licks. Capturing the authentic country sound that has become so popular in recent times, You Can Stay starts to run through a catchy rhythm with a chorus that you’ll be singing for a long time.
By the second verse, the song has evolved into a full-blown folk party with hushes from the shakers and choral backing vocals. Clapping along is a must as the story of the conflict between friends which is at the very heart of the song continues. It’s a song that looks to celebrate the petty nature of arguments between loved ones and true friendship is what always wins out in the end. “You can stay but you’ve gotta let it go” indicates that the friend can stay but the argument stops.
Playful and fun with the same rustic charm that Mumford and Sons have brought to the masses, Woody Pitney’s original sound is definitely one to watch. Warning: you won’t be able to get rid of this one easily!