If you’ve been following this blog for a while, you’ll know I like my music. So, I thought I would start sharing some of my favorite artists that I’ve either listened to for years, or just recently discovered. Which of course means I’ve got to start this off with a fairly recent obsession, Rusty Clanton.
I wish I could say I discovered this man years and years ago. I wish I could say I was one of the first to find him, because then that would mean I’d have been listening to these beautiful songs for longer than a year or so.
I first heard of Rusty via another musical YouTuber I follow. She mentioned his song called ‘Novels’ and I knew I had to listen to it. I mean, a song called ‘Novels’?? I’m sold already.
Let’s just say I had that one in particular on repeat for a solid month, at least. AT LEAST. I still can’t get enough of it.
His vibe, his aesthetic. I love it so much. There’s something so soothing about his voice, that makes you want to drive through a forest or curl up on a front porch with a cup of tea and watch the rain. His voice is beautiful and I can’t get enough of it.
He does some covers, but a lot of his stuff is original. I can’t quite pinpoint what it is exactly about him that makes me want to listen to him for hours and hours on end. But do I know I love his lyrics as they can be so simple, yet they paint such a vivid picture in your head. Or how they’re so poetically complex that they leave you with this emotion you didn’t even know existed.
He’s wonderful is what I’m trying to tell you.
Here’s a few videos of my favorite songs of his, which you should totally check out. Then that way you can say you listened to him before he became world famous.
- Novels (absolute fav for the rest of my existence. oh my)
- You’re In My Head (“everything i see is just another shade of you” ENOUGH SAID)
- If You’re A Ghost (this is the most autumnal song ever, also i love the video)
- I Love You (But I’m Leaving) (sad meaning, yet somehow it’s also an adorable bop?)
- Socks (it’s beautiful and it makes me laugh and it’s so pretty I LOVE)
p.s. (if you ever read this rusty, please put ‘socks’ on spotify and itunes. pretty, pretty please. thanks)
Aside from ‘Socks’ the rest of his stuff is on Spotify and iTunes! Give him a follow, check him out, buy a few songs.
I love discovering artists that are hidden gems, that not everyone might be aware of, but are so talented you can’t help but share.
Thanks for the lovely tunes and beautiful words Mr. Clanton. ♥️