song: "Gauntlet In The Sun" - Ricky Lewis
"Gauntlet In The Sun" is a bright beam of musical sunshine that immediately wraps about you and whispers secrets of trying to figure it all out. The single premiered on Stereogum and will appear on a debut album from Ricky Lewis due out later this year. It's a track of perpetual surprise, unwinding slowly with Lewis seemingly audibly ruminating his every thought against a backing of honeyed, soaring strings. It continues on gathering steam and strength, percussion chugging along, keeping pace as Lewis continues to question what's ahead. It concludes with a fuzzy flourish and some final instructions from Lewis to "fear not." There's no way of ever knowing what's ahead but "Gauntlet In The Sun" is a reassuring calm amidst the storm, a reminder that everyone else is just as unsure, too.