Somewhere along the line, Centro-matic’s Will Johnson remarked in an interview something to the effect that every guitar has a song in it. While true, a lone guitar requires a worthy soul to coax said tune from its cross-braced wood, glue and strings. Never one to shirk inspiration, Shadwick Wilde of Louisville, Kentucky’s Quiet Hollers chronicles such artistic impetus on new single “Broken Guitar.”
I wrote a song on a broken guitar
In the house with the broken A.C.
And it was pouring out of me
Leaving no detail untouched, Wilde and Quiet Hollers continue to hone the literary sensibilities of their 2015 self-titled sophomore release on their new single, the title instrument and its summoned offering serving as a stand-in for a relationship no luthier or psychologist could repair.
Beginning with 2013’s I Am the Morning, Quiet Hollers have swiftly amassed a body of musical work that’s beyond reproach. The itinerant band will kick off a brief run of shows east of the Mississippi on 10 May in Chicago. See full schedule here.
Stream “Broken Guitar” below and purchase the single via Bandcamp.