It’s a great day to bring you another kickass DS Exclusive, this time featuring Nashville-native Borrowed Sparks‘ brand new release Let a Little Light In. The release is due out tomorrow, but out of the kindness of both our and Borrowed Sparks’ hearts, we’re bringing it to you today. So you’re welcome.
If the Borrowed Sparks name sounds a bit familiar, that’s because we released the first single “Run ‘Til You’re Dust” a few months back. It wasn’t yet public back then, but that single plays a small role in this punk-inspired Americana masterpiece. In hearing this record, I continue to hold strong to my previous statement comparing Borrowed Sparks to “the likes of Brian Fallon, Ben Nichols, and, dare I say, Tom Petty and The Boss himself.”
Mike Bay’s debut studio release came in 2020 in the form of The Prettiest One Left. Let a Little Light In is the very antithesis of what you’d call a sophomore slump. This newly released catalogue of songs adds to an already seemingly flawless track list, leaving their live show with nothing lacking. Don’t get me wrong, their debut made me a fan, but this new full-length made me a fan for life, it’s damn near fuckin’ flawless.
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“Run ‘Til You’re Dust” and “Can’t Please Everyone (Hail Mary)”, the record’s first two singles, are two personal favorites. But the piano-driven farewell hymn that is “Goodbye, My Friend” deserves much recognition, further highlighting Bay’s musical versatility.
I highly encourage giving this thing a listen, but I must warn you, it’ll grip you from beginning to end. I, being a huge Brian Fallon, Dave Hause fan, found this release fitting in nicely with what has emerged as a new favorite genre of mine.
Attached below is the brand-spanking new release, along with the incredible music video for “Let a Little Light In”, filmed in the back-woods of our home state of Tennessee. Digital release comes out tomorrow, with some sick colored vinyl out later this fall (preorder now!). Cheers!