Listen To Scott Metzger’s Mesmerizing Unplugged Track ‘The Dark Triad’

The song was recorded during sessions for his 2022 solo acoustic album, Too Close To Reason.

By Andy Kahn Dec 8, 2022 8:12 am PST

Guitarist Scott Metzger released a solo acoustic album, Too Close To Reason, earlier this year through Royal Potato Family. An outtake from the sessions for that record, “The Dark Triad,” was shared by the Brooklyn-based musician.

Metzger, who is a member of Joe Russo’s Almost Dead and helms the trio WOLF!, did not feel that “The Dark Triad” fit within the sequence of the 12-song Too Close To Reason. As Metzger explained:

“With ‘The Dark Triad’ I was trying to capture a mood not unlike some of the Tim Burton claymation films. I love that eccentric, creepy, dreamy, emotional aesthetic and was hoping to capture some of that vibe here. I think the arrangement unfolds in a cool, interesting way and really tells a story that feels spontaneous and musical. D. James Goodwin’s mix puts the tune in a specific sonic space, and Lorenzo Wolff’s engineering captured the sound of my old Martin acoustic beautifully.”

Metzger is expected to begin work on a new album in early 2023. Listen to “The Dark Triad” below:

Tonight (Thursday, December 8), Metzger embarks on a brief tour with his acoustic trio, featuring his wife Katie Jacobyon violin and Simon Kafka on second guitar. The run begins in Decatur, Georgia, followed by Durham, North Carolina tomorrow, Friday, December 9. Metzger’s trio will perform at Warren Haynes’ Christmas Jam in Asheville, North Carolina on Saturday, December 10. The group will also appear in Charleston, South Carolina on Sunday, December 11.

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