The Secretly Canadian Newsletter

This is the debut single from Richard Swift’s new full-length Dressed Up For the Letdown for which Mojo had the following to say: “FOUR STARS. It’s not stringently retro, more a Tin Pan Alley of the Imagination.” The A-side is pure Swift — a piano-driven pop tune sung with the moxie of a wizened songsmith. “So come on, love, nobody wants to see you cry,” he sings. “All of your heartbreak has been sung.” It’s three minutes of wonder that takes you back thirty-five years to a classic era of smart L.A. pop music. Which makes the B-side so interesting, as it’s Swift’s sublime take on Prince’s “Paisley Park” that jumps ahead a generation to cover the Purple One’s late-80s under-appreciated gem. The second offering on the two-tune B-side is an ethereal tumbleweed of a number called “Cowboy Song #6”. A Swift-penned out-take from the Dressed Up sessions, “Cowboy Song #6” finds Swift strumming his guitar, waiting for his train to come in, in whatever fashion it may take.


Kisses For The Misses

Paisley Park

Cowboy Song #6