#598 Hayes Carll – The Magic Kid

Texas songwriter Hayes Carll returned with his fifth LP last month, and Lovers and Leavers was a departure in more ways than one. Sonically, Carll stripped everything back to create a raw, sparse sound, and with good reason – as the title indicates, this record documents his recent divorce and the new-found love which has followed. One of the most touching songs on the album is ‘The Magic Kid’, inspired by his son Eli and his love of magic.