The elusive Plain Mister Smith continues to captivate his audience with the release of his latest single, ‘Grade Five and the Axe’ (Feat. Findlay Brown), released on February 9th through Popoganda Records. Plain Mister Smith maintains his distinctive presence in the indie-folk scene, showcasing clever songwriting while embracing the introspective and emotional themes inherent in the genre. Formerly a guitarist for the Canadian darkwave band Moev, this versatile artist now plays cello for the Vancouver Philharmonic Orchestra. Plain Mister Smith’s music has received notable publication support from CLASH Mag, NOTION Mag, Under The Radar Mag, Earmilk, NOCTIS Mag, METAL Mag and Atwood Mag among others.
The interplay between the acoustic guitar and rhythmic drums, supplemented by the modest percussion work and lilting vocal delivery on ‘Grade Five and the Axe’ gives off an exploration of reminiscence. Toward the backside of the song, following the second chorus the mood alters for a stint, with the vocalist preparing the way for a drum solo to further get the listener’s heads moving. Plain Mister Smith’s atypical personality again sees the creation of a beautifully crafted eclectic musical piece, with predictable qualities, this is a musical tale to just listen to and enjoy.
Plain Mister Smith revealed: “Kids get up to crazy things. A blurry memory of getting drunk in the woods in Grade Five while a friend swung an axe around, and maybe at some point believing the Axe has splintered me in two…”
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