Chris Trapper

Chris Trapper

Chris Trapper

Til The Last Leaf Falls

Starlit

Til The Last Leaf Falls is Boston singer-songwriter Chris Trapper’s fourth solo record and is another stellar collection of the kind of wistful, undeniably melodic folk-pop songs which have become his trademark.

The former Push Stars frontman has found a new lease of life as a solo artist and Til The Last Leaf Falls arguably shows him at the peak of his creative powers.

Opener “This Time” was featured prominently in the soundtrack for the August Rush soundtrack and is classic Trapper, with its mid-tempo riff and introspective lyrics, while the vivid sketch of unrequited love contained in the lyrics of “Wait a Lifetime” confirms him as one of life’s hopeless romantics.

With a full band behind him, Trapper’s songs always strike a chord, but the sheer simplicity of the acoustic “Look What The Wind Blew In” contrasts with his powerful lyrics of bitter regret and disappointment, to be a real album highlight. The uptempo pop of “Least You’re Breathing” and “Black Eye” show another side to Trapper’s songwriting mastery, while the atmospheric title track and jaunty “Black Hearted Bride” again demonstrate the diversity of his material.

But it’s the quite outstanding “Cost of Constant Travelling” which steals the show, thanks in no small part to some typically understated guitar work from guest player Duke Levine.

In these troubled and uncertain times, the enduring beauty that can be found throughout almost every song on Til The Last Leaf Falls is something to be truly thankful.

Chris Trapper: www.christrapper.com

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked with *

Recently on Ink 19...

  • Nala Sinephro
    Nala Sinephro

    Space 1.8 (Warp Records). Review by Bob Pomeroy.

  • Looped
    Looped

    A fading film star still can turn up the heat in this outrageous comedy.

  • The Book of Merman
    The Book of Merman

    A parody musical about a parody musical about a parody religion.

  • Flood Twin
    Flood Twin

    Flood Twin. Review by Bob Pomeroy.

  • Los Lobos
    Los Lobos

    Native Sons (New West). Review by Julius C. Lacking.

  • Adam Bloom
    Adam Bloom

    Sugar Sweet (Indie). Review by Christopher Long.

  • Alonso Ruizpalacios
    Alonso Ruizpalacios

    Generoso speaks with director Alonso Ruizpalacios, whose dynamic new feature, A Cop Movie, utilizes a unique and effective hybrid documentary style to examine police corruption in and around Mexico City. A Cop Movie was the winner of the Silver Bear for Outstanding Artistic Contribution at the 2021 Berlin Film Festival.

  • Sarah McQuaid
    Sarah McQuaid

    The St. Buryan Sessions (Shovel and a Spade Records). Review by Bob Pomeroy.

  • Hearty Har
    Hearty Har

    Radio Astro (BMG). Review by Julius C. Lacking.

  • Junkwraith
    Junkwraith

    A young woman abandons a promising skating career only to be chased by her inner demons.

From the Archives