The Nelson Brothers | Hallway #1

A review of The Nelson Brothers new release Hallway

Written by MartinB

On October 23, 2020

Review

 Hallway #1 by The Nelson Brothers (that’s siblings Simon and Steven from Stafford not twins Matthew and Gunnar from California), is an enigmatic track set in Amsterdam.

The notes from The Nelson Brothers state that this song was written from an old notebook found from the time they had spent in the Netherlands capital back in the 70’s. They question ‘Who is the pilot that takes off never to return again?” The last few bars of the track lift and tail off just like the plane, leaving the listener to fill in the gaps and to create your own story from the lyrics.  

Steeped in Americana with elements of folk, the delivery reminded me of a mature Johnnie Cash. It is unrushed with a beautifully written orchestral arrangement that includes flute and strings.

The accompanying video is all in black and white and depicts retro cafes and Amsterdam streets, so make of it what you will. Always better in the listener’s imagination.

The Nelson Brothers have decades of song-writing and performing under their well-travelled belts. They were also chosen by Downton Abbey actress and Academy Award nominee, Elizabeth McGovern as her backing band performing as Sadie and The Hotheads.

 

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Artwork for Nelson Brothers' #1

The Nelson Brothers | Hallway #1

Credits

Performed by The Nelson Brothers

Written by Nick Lacey, Simon Nelson

 

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