Folk is one of our most transportative burrows of music, displacing us to worlds and ideas impermeable to our everyday reality. 'Falling Water' is a stellar depiction of this idea, as Peter Oren's cavernous baritone and abstruse but vivid lyricism articulate his complicated relationship with his hometown of Columbus Indiana, where he's oppressed by battling nostalgia and ideological remove. It's impressively assembled and affecting.

He self-annotates; "Coming from Columbus, Indiana, I have struggled with having a hometown that embodies America's poorly white-washed history of genocide and racism. In either attempted escape or pursuit of breathing room, I've wandered and tossed myself around (often gone in circles) and sought a place to settle, like a steep stream. Somewhere in the process I wrote this song."

Listen below.

Anthropocene is out November 10th on Western Vinyl, and Peter Oren is playing Mirrors Festival London 28th October.

Peter is also touring the UK with Angelo De Augustine on these dates:

10 Nov - Glasgow @ Broadcast
11 Nov - Dublin @ The Grand Social
13 Nov - Manchester @ The Castle Hotel
15 Nov - London @ St Pancras Old Church