Burlington, Vermont-based folk singer/songwriter Henry Jamison’s anecdotal songs are written like the Great American Novel. He crafts his lyrics with metaphor, juxtaposition, and a certain poeticism resonant of vagabond folk heroes or members of the literary canon -- a familial tradition, coming from a long history of writers like Civil War-era songwriter George Frederick Root or 14th Century British poet John Gower.
On Thursday (Aug. 10), the emerging artist shares “Sunlit Juice,” the latest song off his upcoming debut record The Wilds, out Oct. 27 via Akira Records. The new track radiates the warmth of a sunrise over a Northeastern town captured by the endearing sound of Jamison’s gentle voice and its organic Americana sound. Like his other narrative-driven singles, “Sunlit Juice” unfolds like a grand story through a play on words and allusions to reveal his experience wrestling with the magnetic pull of the willful ease of alcohol, but unwavering denial of its after effects.