Giving Up is emotive, touching, and puts forth strong strides in Scot’s inimitable vocals. While the instrumentation represents a major part of the composition, the focal point of this introductory effort is the large range reached by Scott.
Instant Whip is a hopeful track that touches upon rock, alternative, and a hint of They Might Be Giants. The bouncing beat created by the instrumentation here tattoos Cowan’s vocals deep into listeners minds.
Height of the Heavens slows things down; Scot’s ability to make every note matter turns this track into the pinnacle of Built Around a Tree. Little more is needed here than a piano and Scot’s vocals, but what results is much greater than these constituent parts.
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