Evan Cheadle takes stock of our tumultuous times in his latest single No Love Lost — premiering exclusively on Tinnitist.
The poignant folk ballad finds the Victoria singer-songwriter and Deep Dark Woods member casting a jaundiced but ultimately hopeful eye upon these tumultuous times, delivering lyrics like, “Poison in the water / Poison in the air / You poisoned your own daughter / You poisoned your own head” with world-weary resignation set to the strains of lushly sweeping orchestral folk.
“No Love Lost was inspired by a feeling,” Cheadle says. “Each verse (is) a vignette. It is about that momentary feeling of clarity and calm that can suddenly overtake you, even in the face of existential turmoil or the broad sweeping uncertainty of our current world.”
As you can tell from the track, Cheadle grew up immersing himself in American and English folk music, and has a strong love for ’60s and ’70s pop and R&B. Since 2013, he has been writing, recording and performing his own music. One night, Ryan Boldt of Deep Dark Woods stumbled upon one of Evan’s performances; the two bonded over shared musical interest and (eventually) Evan joined the band.
No Love Lost is a precursor to Cheadle’s album Fault Line Serenade, written over the course of several years between tours with Deep Dark Woods. By the time Cheadle came to record, he had stockpiled a collection of songs that draw inspiration from the likes of Gene Clark, Bobbie Gentry, Bert Jansch and Tim Hardin. Listen to No Love Lost above, hear more from Evan Cheadle below, and connect with him on his website, Facebook and Instagram.