ALBUM PREMIERE: Pete Falloon - Reed In The River

ALBUM PREMIERE: Pete Falloon – Reed In The River

We have the album premiere of Devon songwriter Pete Falloon‘s debut record ‘Reed In The River’ inspired by his love of the natural world and his love of R.E.M, James Taylor and the Byrds. This collection of heartfelt songs and folk dappled instrumentation, is touched by a homespun honesty and a knack for lilting melody as he ponders his place in the modern world. Stream the entire album above.

Here’s what Pete says about the record:

I’m delighted to share my debut album Reed In The River with you. It’s a collection of twelve songs and life inspired stories covering a decade that has taken the last two or three years to write and record. Some of my key influences are late 60s- early 70s folk pop acts from the psychedelic era – like Simon and Garfunkel, The Byrds and James Taylor, through to modern acts like R.E.M., the Stone Roses and the Canadian Americana band, The Barr Brothers. Growing up, there were a few albums around the house that were not off the record player much – Bridge Over Troubled Water, Talking Book by Stevie Wonder, and Bridges by the classical guitarist John Williams. Later on, R.E.M. and the Stone Roses were big favourites, and still are now. The Barr Brothers are worth a special mention – I heard them do an acoustic session on Radio 2 while driving up to a band rehearsal for my album and bought both of theirs as soon as I’d stopped the car. They got played a lot travelling to rehearsals and the studio, really great albums.

I’m a songwriter from Devon, UK and a climate change scientist. I’ve always had a strong fascination for the natural environment. Alongside the usual themes of love, loss and spirituality, my music is also strongly influenced by my love for the nature, and inspired by living in Devon – the moors, coast, countryside, rivers and skies here are something very special. For example, Lay Down In The Morning Light is about early mornings in late spring when I kept waking up around sunrise and looking outside, when everything was so fresh and bright green. Although my work as a climate scientist comes from my love for the natural world, there aren’t any climate protest songs on the Reed In The River! Having said that, The Finest Chance on the Brothers Falloon E.P. “North Star” did concern the state of international climate politics at the time (2002) and tracks on Reed In The River follow more general themes like consumerism, social media and smart devices, and our place in the wider world and universe.

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