While the cold and wet weather outside is dampening moods, “Day Glo” is worlds away, a cheery summer song about a care-free, almost nostalgic time in your life. Immediately, you are drawn in with the folksy roots of a simple acoustic guitar riff played over a chordal piano accompaniment. The song grows off this simple opening, as you drift slowly down a river of calm.
Brazos is largely the product of Martin Crane, a proud Austin alum that was apparently having a pretty good time when he wrote this song. It may lack an originality, but it more than makes up for it by perfecting the simple song craftsmanship that composes this straightforward folk gem.