They are delicate layered metaphor-driven odes to love, loss, and this thing we call life. I think I fell for these recordings because they are so DIY you almost feel like you're in that room with him. These are lay-in-your-bed-and-watch-the-dust-twirl-through-beams-of-afternoon-light type musings. Download here and try for yourself.
Today, on a whim, I googled "Hands" and found this live version.
Just when you think it can't get better... What a remarkable performance. It's pure perfection. Honest, soulful, & unpretentious. This live take reveals that underneath the veil of spacey reverb and foggy layers this is a concrete, well-written song. I'm always in awe of young musicians who seem to have such wisdom in their work.
Really hope they make their way over to L.A. I wouldn't miss that show...