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My love isn’t good for everyone
It’s the pain from too much laughter
It’s a loaded pellet gun
My hug just might crush you in its grip
And when I kiss you on the lips
You might hate the taste

The hug monster
Might scare you away

I could try to translate the way I feel
And put the words down in a contract
To help you understand the deal
But I’m aware now of the consequences, see?
I won’t reveal that side of me
Until you sign your name

The hug monster
Sign your life away

Now you’re mine
Just you wait
There comes a time
For changing face


from Non​-​Traditional Folk Songs, released May 6, 2014


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Trail Magic Nashville, Tennessee

In the Appalachian wilderness, Trail Magic is the term for a felicitous act of goodwill bestowed upon a weary traveller. After the dissolution of their previous band, Taylor Zachry and Justin Maurer (formerly of Colorfeels) quickly found a shared appreciation for the balance between the purity of the musical experience and a “serious-but-not-too-serious” approach to lyric writing. ... more

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