You can speak in tongues with your lyrics, or you can be as direct as possible. Either track takes you where it takes you, but, the latter can certainly be more ‘dangerous’ for the artist, both in the private and in professional life. It seems that Orange County singer-songwriter Nate Paladino likes that direct, , honest and very raw approach to his musical storytelling, whatever the consequences.
The proof lies in his latest single “Problems In Bed,” off his forthcoming album Drown With Me (July 2022). No mincing of words, as he puts it, “I like exploring the cracks in the veneer and giving the messier details their due.”
Yet what kind of effect your words have on your listeners certainly depends on whether the music behind them has any merit itself, and there Paladino excels also with a cue Paladino takes from Dylan in his Blonde On Blonde period (music-wise) with its sleek, modernized version that gives the accent to guitars and organ, while vocally Paladino gives the emotional touch his lyrics require.