Track of the Week: Come Back Down by Greg Laswell

This week’s track is Come Back Down by Greg Laswell. Until last week I’d heard nothing of Laswell and this song randomly came showed up when shuffling around a couple of music blogs. Apparently he’s a relatively prolific singer/songwriter but this song is less “folk-y” and much more pop-rock. Sara Bareilles adds in a very dark verse against a pulsing guitar-drum-and-piano line and it totally works. It’s a beautiful song and the lyrics also feel out of place (“you gotta take it on your own from here / it’s getting pathetic and i’m almost done / here”) with how upbeat the song sounds — and again, it totally works.