Hunter Metts - Open

February 25, 2022

Franklin, TN is where you're most likely to come across Hunter Metts wearing a beanie or cap, depending on the season. But above all, if you recognize him, stop immediately and take the time to take an interest in this extraordinary human being.

The artist who started releasing music last year has already been scouted by our friends Alex and Beth from Alexrainbirdmusic. His community has grown at breakneck speed and here he is already with nearly 40K monthly listeners on Spotify. No wonder, if you pay attention to the quality of his work. I took some time to listen to his previous release, and they're all amazing.

The first time I listened to "Open", tears flowed. The long acoustic guitar intro is absolutely stunning. And the chills came over me after just 37 seconds. When Hunter started singing. A breathtaking voice that whispers in your ear like a good friend who is there to help you would do. Then around 1:14, the chorus is there, with a surprisingly very comfortable voice in the high notes. And it's the absolute thrill. Goosebumps throughout the body. And tears coming.

I was deeply moved by both the depth of the message of despair and the beauty of the vocal performance. Each word of the chorus is like heartbreak and a deep wound. I think it's one of the most beautiful songs I've ever heard. And yet, believe me, I have heard hundreds of thousands of them in my twenty-year career. Rare are the songs that have had this effect on me. Goosebumps are common, but tears are not.

Yes, we have found our new favorite in Hunter Metts. We are going to watch very closely what he is going to offer us this year. But we can already be delighted to play "Open" on repeat. This guy is GOLD.

Reach out to Hunter Metts

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Written with love by Niko. "Open" has been added to our "Indie Music" playlist on Spotify.