Single: James Wyatt Crosby – Watcher

For “Watcher” I was trying to write a song from the perspective of a faraway island. I live on the water and there’s a group of islands called “The Watchers” that sit on the horizon, so that was the initial inspiration. A few years ago I boated out to these islands and they were so empty and desolate and I wanted to write a song from that kind of detached, isolated perspective. The idea is that this island watches as people far away grow up and change and ultimately fade away, but the whole time it’s just kind of sitting there watching. So that’s one element of the song, where the verses are from the island perspective, but the other more chorus-y bits are more from a sentimental human perspective. The person/narrator is overcome by emotion, haunted by memories and that kind of thing. I wanted to write something that explored the relationship between the indifference of nature versus the emotional aspects of being a human. There’s also an underlying element of loneliness in this track and another interpretation could be the idea of a “Watcher” as being a lonely voyeur-type figure. Someone mysterious and far away that silently waits and patiently watches day after day. –James Wyatt Crosby

“James Wyatt Crosby is a musician and recording artist currently living in the rural township of Tiny, Ontario, Canada.”

I really loved this folky indie pop song with beautiful guitar and vocals. It fits my fall mood so well and I can see the woods of Canada around me while listening to this song. A really beautiful and well-crafted song. Somehow it got me back many years back when I was listening to a similar style of music more often, but this one felt refreshing and I loved it from the beginning to the end. So happy this landed in my submission and now I can enjoy this beautiful piece of music. I love to share music coming from Canada.

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