The Indie Happy Hour’s love for Greg Laswell has accumulated gradually over the years. There’s no way you can listen to “Come Back Down”, which features Sara Bareilles, without singing along with him. You can’t hear “Landline”, which features his beautiful wife Ingrid Michaelson, without drifting into another world. [If you haven’t, please do yourself a favor and listen to his cover of Kate Bush’s “This Woman’s Work”. It’s heartwrenchingly beautiful.] We’ve always said we’re a group of kids with a love for music, but I don’t know if we’ve ever explained where that love stems from. It’s entirely rooted in our love for words. We’re all avid readers. We could probably start an incredibly rad book club, if we so desired. Listening to Greg’s songs is the musical equivalent to reading the most exquisite prose or poetry. Every song tells a story that you need to hear out until the end. His talent is immeasurable, and him working up a playlist for us is huge. Maybe not to anyone else, but to us. Nonetheless, Greg just announced a new record, I Was Going To Be An Astronaut, slated to release on February 11th of the coming year. You can pre-order the album here, and receive an immediate download of his new version of “Comes and Goes in Waves”. New music from Greg is just the beginning of what is sure to be an amazing 2014.
Stream the aforementioned remake of “Comes and Goes in Waves” below, and check out his playlist after the jump!: