Chicago’s Max Subar has drowned out the chaos of urban life to bring us a delicate ode to the day. New EP end of March
It is hard to be a folk singer. Do you try to push boundaries at the risk of being plastiche or do you keep in the confines of the moment to acoustically tell a story without being boring? Luckily for Max Subar, he did neither.
Sure, “Morning Song” sounds like a coffee commercial, but that is what I like about the song. It is just that. . . an awakening.
When I was younger, I could through any kind of song on and jump into the day. Now that I am older, I tend to enjoy the moments when I get that morning subtlety. The rare occasion I get to sit and enjoy the experience of coffee and experience the world wake up with me. This song is a perfect reflection.
What I love about “Morning Song” is that it’s lightweight and beautifully constructed only gradually intensifying. Subar’s guitarwork is flawless in the way you identify with the way it fits in with the whole construct of the song. His goal here along with the goal for his upcoming EP, In A Dream, due out March 31, is to “radiate closeness and warmth.” I want to say he accomplished that here.
Pour you something warm and wake up to these dew-covered notes accentuated by the tranquility of Subar’s Midwestern voice.