Songs for people who don’t sleep
This record is what you want to be listening to when you wake up in the middle of the night feeling disoriented and confused about why you can’t sleep. Nashville-underground VIPs Neilson Hubbard and Matthew Ryan have been in the business long enough to know how to eliminate filler and strip a song to its core. They share singing and writing duties in Strays Don’t Sleep, creating cohesive, image-filled songs and a moody vocal combination of soft (Hubbard) and smoky (Ryan). From its dark, understated melodies and instrumentation to its elegant production, this record is an archetype for urban folk music.