Ryley Walker, “Everybody is Crazy (Amen Dunes cover)”

Louis Pattison

By Louis Pattison

International Editor
on 10.23.14 in Listen to This
@louispattison

In which Ryley Walker, Illinois-bred singer-guitarist and one of the new faces of the Tompkins Square family, brings his delicate, laid-back fingerpicking to a standout track from Amen Dunes‘ recent Love. At 24 years young, he’s got just the right angle on this hopeful navigation along the rocky road of modern romance, hurt before but not too bruised or jaded to carry on. “Everybody is crazy / Crazy to say I love you,” he sings, and weeps of pedal steel reflect that sentiment right back at him.