Allred & Broderick, the new project from Peter Broderick and collaborator David Allred have unveiled a second track from their forthcoming album Find the Ways, out April 7th on Erased Tapes Records.
Find The Ways is a delicately stripped back exploration into acoustic simplicity, using vocals, violin & double bass alone to powerful effect. Today they share ‘Hey Stranger’, a particularly personal track, written by Allred.
“’Hey Stranger’ is about an old friend that I will refer to as J, who disappeared about 5 years ago” he explains. “J was a close friend throughout most of my life but was also one of the most perplexing individuals I’ve ever known. He had a very off-beat relationship with his family and most friends due to his intense personality which inevitably deteriorated his relationship with almost everyone he crossed paths with.
“He has no online presence or any clear existing indication that he’s still out there in the world which is the most unsettling feeling for me, but for some reason over the past year I have been getting the idea that he will pop up on the street at any moment when I least expect it.
“Despite my last few interactions with J being quite challenging and dramatic, I still often appreciate his overall influence on me. Of all the people that have come and gone in my life, the memories I have of him somehow stuck with me more than most of the other people that I’m no longer in touch with. J’s lasting yet perplexing impact on me has recently been growing more prevalent in my life, even though I mostly felt the complete opposite when he was actually a part of my life. I felt a strong prompting to write this song in an attempt to make peace with this unresolved situation.”
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