Rising folk singer-songwriter Denitia captures fond memories of interactions with people she hasn’t seen in a while on sentimental production “Old Friend,” a soft soundscape of strumming guitars and her tender vocals leaving us swaying along in a feel-good daydream framed by nostalgia.
Bringing us closer to the release of her upcoming album Highways, the track continues to lean into the overarching theme of isolation and loneliness that all of Denitia’s recent releases have been built upon. With lyrics that bring memories of old friends to the forefront, her wispy vocals sing “Forgive me if I’m doing that thing, Where folks romance all that was / But my memory was dark and it cleared, and you were standing here.”
Nostalgia, yearning and sentimentality form the cornerstones of “Old Friend,” as the soulful yet uplifting sound of this rising singer transports us straight into her heart, where we are likely to see snippets of our own human experience reflected.
Having spent her teen years honing the art of rock, alt-grunge, and self-revelation, before blending it together with the earthy tones of traditional roots music, Denitia travels through complex human emotion with seeming ease with her heart-on-sleeve approach that leaves us wanting more of the sonic comfort she provides.