Mount Hudson is the musical project of David Yim, whose new single is entitled "Write A Book."
Now based in Brooklyn, Yim began playing drums during middle school. Once he hit high school, he switched from hardcore to fusion jazz. Later, while attending film school at NYU, he started composing his own songs and toying with different performance styles. Then he discovered folk music, with its soft melodies and haunting harmonics. After playing with Deb Oh and the Cavaliers for a while, he decided to pursue his solo career.
In 2016, Yim, aka Mount Hudson, dropped his debut EP, Sad and Silly. Now he's back with "Write A Book," a song with more resonant scope than those on Sad and Silly, but still rooted in folk.
"Write A Book" opens with retro-flavored guitar riffs, light and lingering. Yim's rich, mellow voice rides overhead, as emerging harmonies fill the backdrop. After a pause, the music flows into an infectious, upbeat country-folk tune. The energy of the music is reminiscent of Springsteen, but twangier and full of drawling country colors, especially from the steel guitar.
Yim's voice, suffused with supercharged silky textures, is one of those voices you could listen to all day long and not grow weary. In fact, "Write A Book" is one of those songs that sticks in your head after just one listen.
The combination of Yim's tasty tones, the bright and breezy rhythm, and the plain old down home feel of the music form an ear worm not easily purged.
Randy Radic is a Left Coast author and writer. Author of numerous true crime books written under the pen-name of John Lee Brook. Former music contributor at Huff Post.
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