The latest single from UK-based songwriter Nolan Garrett is as charming as it is sonically expansive. With lilting acoustic guitar lines and Garrett’s delicate vocals, “The Camel” opens a uniquely poetic door into his introspective psych-pop sound.
Reminiscent of some of Dry the River’s softer offerings, the cleverly layered production is combined with philosophical lyrical influences, forming a track that’s the realisation of Garrett as a songwriter cultivating his craft.
“I was really trying to expand my palette of sounds and push myself with the way I went about structuring the songs,” says Garrett. “I was really trying go out of the box with how the song progressed and it had a lot of different renditions before the final. Each section had its own timeline of work, and it took nearly a year of solid experimenting and demoing to get that song where I wanted it.”
“These songs were all written in the summer 2018. It was a weird time for me mentally, and I really got into learning about philosophy which probably didn’t help. So lyrically a lot of these songs are inspired by different philosophers, especially Nietzsche, from which the concept of ‘The Camel’ actually comes from.”