For those of you who have been living under a rock and don’t know who Joshua Ketchmark, allow his album, Blood, to introduce you to him. This country artist and singer-songwriter has an incredible knack for uncovering romanticism, tragedy, and sentiment in human experiences. And add to this a passionate understanding of instrumentation and soundscape design, and you have yourself an irrepressible desire to live within the walls of his melody. This article dives into the nuances of the track, Deadliest Thing, taken from the Blood album. The general theme of the album is a journey through gradients of heartache and resultant melancholy. Using variations of rock and country, he builds a legacy for the heartbroken to fall back in times of grief. Listen Now! 

The track is predominantly acoustic, dressed in gossamer twines of strings. A mellow ambience fills the backdrop that is carried by Joshua’s resonant baritones. As you dip into the world of words set up by the beautiful lyrics, the instrumentation will begin to make sense. They pass through you like ships in the night, wallowing in a humane loneliness and defeat. For a broken heart is the deadliest thing for the human soul. 

The track is available for streaming on popular sites like Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube Music, and Amazon Music! 

You can listen to Deadliest Thing from the Blood Album by Joshua Ketchmark here –