Sticking to his signature hypnagogic sound, S. Carey is preparing to release his third full-length album, Hundred Acres. Prior to its scheduled debut of February 23, the Eau Claire-based musician has decided to give us a taste of what’s to come. “Fool’s Gold” sports an unprecedented raw confidence. Compressed reverb from an assortment of acoustic guitars sputter and pang ever so gently. S. Carey’s voice is central yet tempered. Is it folktronica or just a highly produced singer-songwriter? I suppose that’s up to you. Check out his Bandcamp to listen in.
Reviewed by Gabe Kahan