David Drake’s Shooting Arrows at the Sun is an effort that calls back to the folksy rock of Donovan along with the crooning style of Chris Isaak and early-nineties Tom Petty. The bit of desert rock / psychedelic guitar that rises into prominence during the single provides a nice counterpoint to the smooth vox laid here by Drake. The percussive punctuation that presents itself as a touchstone during Shooting Arrows at the Sun gradually gives away to an intricate bass line. Drake is able to cover a lot of ground over the course of four-ish minutes; the resulting track has considerable replay value.
David Drake “Shooting Arrows at the Sun” / Domain /