New Music From Bootstraps
Bootstraps is the moniker of singer and songwriter Jordan Beckett, who learned to play guitar after an injury interrupted his college baseball career. Originally from Portland, Beckett’s first steps into songwriting and recording were influenced by the rich indie backdrop of the Pacific Northwest. Beckett eventually moved to Los Angeles where he was approached by a friend, actor/screenwriter Sam Jaeger, to write music for the film Take Me Home, which went on to win Best Music In A Film at the Nashville Film Festival in 2011. Since then, he’s released a self-titled debut album along with his 2016 LP of re-interpreted covers, Homage.
Bootstraps’ upcoming LP, Demo Love, was made at Hollywood’s Harmony Studios and is due this fall. In a recent interview with Variance, Beckett explained the thoughts behind advance single “Evergreen,” which is available now: “‘Evergreen’ is about feeling transient… My own life was like a TV eternally switching channels, riding out waves of relationships that were here and gone too soon. False starts, ‘a wild horse on a leash’ but still believing in the existence of permanence and finding something constant; evergreen as it were. This kind of dualism, reality vs. optimism creates a certain conflict I like in my music.”
“He sings with a beautifully hollowed out purpose.” -Paste Magazine
“A voice, feel, and atmosphere that bands who’ve been around years longer will clearly envy.” -Rolling Stone
“A craftsman whose folk-pop has a filmic quality.” -Buzzbands.la
RIYL: Ray LaMontagne, Mumford and Sons, Bon Iver, The National, Local Natives, The War On Drugs
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