Some can find joy in doing the same thing years on end, while others need to be constantly challenged. They do something until it's no longer fun, and then find a new joy. The process of shedding your skin every few years, and moving on to a new and fresh idea provides growth and can be invigorating. However, knowing when to move on is when the whole idea gets tricky; if you stay too long, possibly afraid of change, you risk going stale and hating every moment as it fizzles out. Sometimes it's sad to move on, but vital.
When the Brooklyn based Will Fortna got bored with guitar based indie-rock, he wiped his hands of it and moved to his next project, Tree House. He describes this new project's sound as understated art-pop songs who borrow tropes from early Chicago House to Glass/Reich-esque minimalism; afropop guitars and weird old folk melodies with Arthur Russell, David Byrne and Dirty Projectors being influences.
Tree House's next work will be included on a favorite label's next compilation, no details for now, but I've heard it and it builds on his promising first effort, 'Classical Symphony'. If this first offering is any indication of what's to come, I'm going to enjoy watching this artist grow inside their new joy. Stream 'Classical Symphony' below, it's my Song of the Day!