Seryn: “We Will All Be Changed”
There’s something about Denton. Austin may have the glory, but Denton might have more musicians per capita than anywhere else in Texas. If the Denton five-piece folk ensemble Seryn is any proof, Dentonites are all pretty darn good at what they do. From banjo to accordion to the pump organ, every member of the band is well-versed in at least a couple of instruments.
In the group’s two short years together, Seryn’s managed to grab a heap of press from their native Denton to the Metroplex and beyond. The band won Best Group at this year’s Dallas Observer Music Awards, where they were also runners-up for best folk act. Seryn’s sound knocked out Paste Magazine editor-in-chief Josh Jackson who named Seryn as Paste’s favorite act of this year’s South By Southwest. Paste also put the band’s full-length debut This Is Where We Are at number 34 on the magazine’s 50 Best Albums of 2011 list. Today’s song of the day “We Will All Be Changed” comes straight from the band’s debut.
There’s a wide-eyed innocence to “We Will All Be Changed.” From the upbeat guitar and banjo picking to the sing-along choruses, the song conveys joyful hope. The percussion winds up as the song reaches its apex before dropping out, and gently letting the song end with some beautiful vocal harmonies.
You can check out Seryn for yourself tomorrow night when they play the Mohawk.