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“Alabama native Jesse Payne has been working tirelessly for three years on his newest full-length record, Heirloom, slated for release on August 14, which must mean it’s going to be a good one. Luckily, his latest single off the album, “Origins,” suggests nothing less than the best. With laid back drumbeats and deep basslines allowing Payne’s wispy, woozy vocals to take precedence, “Origins” is a timeless post-folk track. Payne’s voice emits lyrics like “You got me by the necktie/But I got you by the spine/Reach for the rafter/’Cause I’m cutting down the tree” as subtle percussion lays beneath the pounding instrumentals and slick vocals in a way that ties the track into a cohesive unit. Listen to Jesse Payne’s “Origins” below and be sure to grab Heirloom when it comes out this August:”

“Jesse Payne‘s voice drips with sorrow, as if it were hitting a cold wooden floor softly and methodically. “Take Me” is the opening track off Buffalo, out October 4 via the Capture Music label, and it’s a comfortable-sounding song that lulls and dwells deep inside of you.”

“Some listeners might call it Americana, but this poetic singer-songwriter prefers “minimalist chamber folk.” Payne’s latest album, “Buffalo,” fulfills his dream of recording on old-school vinyl. The 12-inch LP features five cuts, including “Take Me” and “Symphony.” Also available in a digital download or combo pack with his “Kettle & Crow” DVD. ”

“It’s all coming back completely full circle.  Folk music proves itself time and time again to be one of the truest influences in the musical world.  A touch of Americana blended with a grave sense of indie rock realism rarely turns out badly.  And in the case of Jesse Payne‘s latest album Buffalo and it’s kick off single “Take Me”, we might have possibly found the closest thing to perfection. With a sound that is just a little bit country, and a little bit folk n’ roll, Payne is a truly entertaining artist that is definitely not one to be overlooked when it comes to American splendor.”

““Strategic calmness” is definitely a fitting description to “Manhattan Project” for me. The song is so smooth in its tranquility that it accentuates the mood I’m in. All I feel like doing while spinning this song is kick back with my headphones, close my eyes, and just embrace the feeling.”

“Nesting as a whole is a fantastic album, and part of what makes it so is its simplicity. This isn’t an album that’s looking to send the listener into sensory overload, but rather an album that focuses on executing each part well—vocally, lyrically, and instrumentally. The result is an enjoyable, must-listen record that listeners will keep going back to.  ”

“Two years ago on the Songs From Beyond The Leaves EP, he’d metamorphosized into a rustic, beautiful Americana butterfly from deep down his southern heritage. Now on his second LP, the leopard’s changed his spots once more. Songs might have come from an autumn hayride; Nesting seems more at peace in an empty church contemplating votive candles. It’s hushed folk-pop with a shade of light gospel or folk mass, his dusky voice rendered dusty by reverb wetness (I think), making him echo with a natural vibrato that adds to the spiritual salve; it’s music as meditative massage, like early Red House Painters or Fleet Foxes. (jessepayneonline.com) ”