Half Acre

Today’s musical obsession is Hem, a group that, it says here, works in the “alt-country folk pop orchestrated lullabies for adults” genre. My route in was Radio Paradise, where I heard Half Acre, which begins:

I am holding half an acre
Torn from the map of Michigan
And folded in this scrap of paper
Is the land I grew in
Think of every town you’ve lived in
Every room you lay your head
And what is it that you remember
Do you carry every sadness with you
Every hour your heart was broken
Every night the fear and darkness
Lay down with you

You can download selected MP3s for free from the Hem website. If you like Hem, be sure to also to check out Cry Cry Cry, which is cut from similar cloth.