But before starting his latest endeavor, Allen’s songwriting springs had origins in other oceans. His art has mainly been focused around Destroy Nate Allen, traveling hard and often for many years, logging more than 1,000 shows around the country since 2006. Over time, the project’s once quiet roots were traded for exuberant playfulness. But as life slowly shifted, the whispers of Nate’s heart demanded to be heard.
Trying to process an evolved musical reality, Allen, who now trades in areas of self-reflection and personal therapies, has written a new, tender record, Hide No Truth. The nine-track debut displays a distinct folk prowess and a voice that seems to break in a thousand different places. The project is like a single drop of rain falling from the sky, knowing its fate but relishing nevertheless in hopeful regeneration. – Jake Uitti