Singer/songwriter Kyle Field performs under the Little Wings moniker, which is apt considering he’s flown along just under the radar for the better part of two decades. The sublime “Explains’ is the latest gem from Little Wings, who have more than a dozen (mostly) excellent albums and EPs to their name.
Field is a first-rate songwriter and the raw emotion and longing in his vocals help bring the tunes to life. “Explains” is one of the finer indie folk offerings of the year and you’ll be hard-pressed to find a misfire anywhere on the 11-track, 41-minute release.
From the opening strains of “By Now” clear through the final notes of set closer “Where,” Little Wings keep listeners enthralled. Along the way are keepers like “Fat Chance,” “Old Apocalypse Style,” “A Blade of Grass,” “Around This World” and “This Evening.” Field is a true master of lo-fi music making and “Explains,” like all his previous efforts, deserves to be heard by as many people as possible. (Jeffrey Sisk)