Bill Scorzari — “Multnoma Falls”
Americana Highways presents this premiere of Bill Scorzari’s song “Multnoma Falls (acoustic).” The song first appeared on his recent release Crosswinds of Kansas, but not in this acoustic form. Bill is going to release three songs that didn’t make the album in their acoustic formats. This one will be available on March 10.
The song was recorded at Bill Scorzari’s First Thunder Recording Studio in Huntington, NY and the abridged songs were mastered by Jim DeMain at Yes Master Studio in Nashville in 2022.
“Multnomah Falls” was written, produced, and performed by Bill Scorzari. Gentle acoustic melodies, and then Bill’s raw whispery-gritty vocals ease in thoughtfully over the top. The lyrics take on a gentler meaning: “you used to wrap your arms around me… the sun would shine again….it’s hard to be out here all alone… the day’s too long, the night’s all wrong.” And you’re off to a quiet melancholy acceptance.
There are so many directions from which to approach the presentation of a song idea. The version of “Multnomah Falls” on The Crosswinds of Kansas album was to a great extent driven by my intention, from the moment that I began writing it, to include it on a studio album of songs performed by a full band. It’s a really great feeling when you finally make your way to the end of that creative road and can sit back and listen to how it all plays back to you.
I love how the ideas that I had imagined for the album came to life, and when I was asked to re-interpret some of the songs as an alternate, ‘solo-acoustic’ performance for radio, I wanted to show as much contrast as possible to the album versions. Changing the tempo and mood on ‘Multnomah Falls,’ and shifting the focus to just a single instrument, makes the lyrics more central to the delivery of the song and brings what I feel is a very different listening experience between the more intimate acoustic version and the fully arranged album version.
I hope you enjoy listening to the ‘Acoustic’ singles of ‘Multnomah Falls,’ ‘The Broken Heart Side of the Road,’ and “I-70 East as much as I enjoyed reimagining and recording them. — Bill Scorzari
Order and pre-save here: https://billscorzari.hearnow.com/multnomah-falls-acoustic
Enjoy our previous coverage here: REVIEW: Bill Scorzari “The Crosswinds of Kansas”