Maps" by the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, the 19-year-old Jordan Bolton uses a similar quick strumming pattern to establish a platform for his new song "Love Was Always Cruel, It Just Wasn't Cruel To Me". Building on top of this base, the solo artist manages to add some cozy guitar lines cradled by a comforting bass rhythm. Bolton isn't new to this, though, there is a resemblance to similar atmospheres in songs like "Duluoz Nights" and portions of "Black and Grey". Listening to his set you really see he's trying to stretch out and experiment with new ideas, and since "Love Was Always Cruel, It Just Wasn't Cruel To Me" is the first of a collection of three songs to be released, it'll be exciting to see what comes next. Have a listen to the track below keeping in mind that Bolton is playing every instrument except the drums, and afterward head over to his SoundCloud to download his repertoire for free.
Love Was Always Cruel, It Just Wasn't Cruel To Me by Jordan Bolton