Gentle Spirit, and the North Carolina native and L.A. resident has continued to explore various shades of mellow on his ensuing recordings. The folkie balladry is occasionally broken up by jangling pop-rock songs, such as the Dylan-ish “Love to Love,” from 2013’s Fanfare. Wilson’s upcoming album, Rare Birds (on Bella Union), features the muted glimmering of “Over the Midnight,” which burbles along with more of an electronic sheen than his earlier, ’70s-style singer-songwriter affectations and yacht-rock narcosis. The singer is increasingly recognized just as much for his production work, helming recent releases by Karen Elson (Double Roses) and Father John Misty (Pure Comedy), and touring with Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters.
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