You might not expect a song called “An American Dream” to come out of Ottawa, but the explosive fanfare and bombast packed into this first track on Kalle Mattson’s new record is fit for any red, white and blue toting folk/rock outfit south of Ontario. Mattson’s homely vocals are filled with sweetness and longing as he intersperses quiet moments with just him, a guitar and a drum beat with horns and crashing cymbals. The track is big and celebratory, the type of song that would bring the house down played live as an encore. Stream it below.
Kalle Mattson’s record Someday, The Moon Will Be Gold dropped yesterday on Parliament of Trees.
STREAM: Kalle Mattson – “An American Dream”