Photo by Felix Walworth
While Deer Scout's previous two singles were folk adjacent without being true folk, Dena Miller's latest is decidedly more folk. "Cowboy" was more bedroom pop, "Peace with the Damage" was more singer/songwriter, but this "Synesthesia" is pure Americana. Miller's vocals have a little more twang to them than we've heard before. It's a much more simple song sounding like it's just Miller's vocals, a gently strummed guitar, and fiddle. Despite its simplicity, or maybe because of it, "Synesthesia" is a captivating song that ends at the two minute mark, which is just as you're starting to truly enjoy it.
Dena Miller says of the new song:
"'Synesthesia' is about associative memory and inexplicable connections between sounds, places, and experiences. It was written on the train ride home from a show that absolutely captivated me and jogged a bunch of memories. It’s about different points in my life that share the same undercurrent for no clear reason."
You can watch the video for "Synesthesia" below. Woodpecker is due out this April 8 on Carpark Records, and can be pre-ordered here. For more on Deer Scout, check out the artist's Twitter and Bandcamp. Upcoming tour dates are below the video.