Steven Van Batten Shares Mother
When I clicked on this Steven Van Batten tune, there was something in the delicateness of the guitar that led me to worry that the song itself might be too fragile. Van Batten’s voice, too, takes on that softness, like a parent stroking their child’s head in moments of assurance/love; it keeps your ear right next to the speaker, carrying your fears far far away. It’s one of those intimate songs that is likely to haunt you for years down the line, eager to provide you solace whenever you need. Look for Steven’s Friends & Family LP this July via Future Gods.