BURR OAK – ” Late Bloomer “

Posted: November 27, 2020 in Classic Albums, MUSIC
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Burr Oak is the new project of Chicago based singer-songwriter Savanna Dickhut who merges together brutally honest, story– driven lyrics with raw, dreamy vocals. With just two singles out this past year, the Chicago Tribune wrote her songs “show the promise of a songwriter sure of her voice and sound, one that is piercing and deeply relatable and authentic.” 

Discussing the track, Savannah has suggested “Flower Garden” is a reflection on, “a past relationship, one from a few years ago that only lasted a couple of months but had a lasting effect on me”. Here the former lover is cast as a flower garden, “so beautiful and lush at first sight”, yet as the seasons turn and the days draw in, what once seemed so positive loses its sheen, yet leaves you still questioning, “why did you have to go away?” The shifting of seasons are reflected perfectly in the tracks musical threads, what starts off as an almost genteel dreamscape gradually swells and towards the end builds to a wailing crescendo of guitar-soloing, reminiscent of Squirrel Flower or Big Thief.

Flower Garden is lifted from Burr Oak’s upcoming debut album, Late Bloomer. released November 18th, 2020.

Endless thanks to my band that is, Anthony Mest [drums], Jeffrey Sullivan [guitar], and Jacob Gordon [bass]. Thanks to Nicholas Papaleo for playing synth & keys on Flower Garden and Luke Otwell for playing lap steel.

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