Instantly. I fell in love with Micah Dalton’s music instantly. And it’s not just because he’s based in Atlanta and I used to live in Atlanta, and I’ll bet we’ve both been to shows at Eddie’s Attic and eaten at the Flying Biscuit. NO! It’s because his smoky, bluesy, folk-rock music is so appealing that I only needed to hear a few seconds to know I want more.
Let’s start with “Bad Blood,” which moves from quiet cool in the verses to poppy heartbreak in the chorus to stanky soul in the post-chorus. Oh, and also? This song is available for free on Amazon.com through the end of August. FREE!
If you’d rather just relax—maybe light a ciggy and grab a beer—then swing on over to “High and Low,” a gorgeous ballad that sits between Mumford & Sons and Jason Mraz. The song uses evocative lyrics to chart the terrain of a hot and cold relationship, and the mournful, lovely quality of the music makes Dalton sound resigned to the emotional roller coaster. It’s great.
At the moment, Micah Dalton is such a new artist that he doesn’t even have a Wikipedia page (!!!), so go ahead and get in on the ground floor. You won’t regret it.
Mark Blankenship tweets as @IAmBlankenship. If you visit Atlanta, then he hopes you’ll eat at The Flying Biscuit.