Small Square, Paul Chastain (of Velvet Crush) and John L. Richardson (of Gin Blossoms), recently released their self-titled debut album on January 15th. The eleven-song project was recorded in a one-hundred-year-old barn in rural Wisconsin, an inner city apartment in Osaka, Japan and several points in-between and is an ear-pleasing slice of pure pop. One of the highlights of the album is the sensitive and moving "After the Tears" which features Adam Ollendorff (Will Hoge, Kacey Musgraves) on lap steel. The sweeping, Beatle-esque tune focuses on hope and persevering in a relationship, rather than opting to shut down - which is often much easier to do.
"And take a little time before you close another door
And tell me that you can remember what you’re fighting for
If you take a little time and slowly try again to feel
It won’t be long before you know this is for real"
To listen to the track and learn more about Small Square, visit their official website and Bandcamp page.