Trevor Montgomery laid down his first song over ten years ago in San Francisco. His early music drew on the adventures as a young man laying down in box cars, losing himself in the woods in a psychotropic fog, and cheating death on more than one occasion. Now he lays tile during the day — a skilled tile setter, arranging wood, marble, and porcelain squares in perfect lines with meticulous precision. The metaphor to his music pretty much writes itself.
Montgomery recorded his latest album Navigated Like The Swan under the moniker Young Moon, and his song “A Reason” is a skillful arrangement of a post-narcotic blues ballad. The beat of a cheap Cassio snare in the background sounds lonely, but it’s a comforting song, as Montgomery sings “Warm in your sweet breezes/girl I’m comin’ after you.” Grab the track below.
Young Moon’s debut LP Navigated Like The Swan is out July 24th on Western Vinyl.
Think: Galaxie 500, Bruce Springsteen’s Nebraska, Nick Cave’s “Into My Arms”
Young Moon – “A Reason”