“It’s the closest I’ve come yet to making the tune in my head.” Hear Shaky Snakes’ “Singing Underwater”

shashksahs Its the closest Ive come yet to making the tune in my head. Hear Shaky Snakes Singing Underwater

“It’s the closest I’ve come yet to making the tune in my head.”

That was the first sentence Ian Allan Johnston wrote in an email that contained a link to this song, “Singing Underwater.” Johnston, a Vancouver artist who records as Shaky Snakes, has a tone like Phosphorescent’s Matthew Houck and a quiver like Conor Oberst. Behind this voice is a beat that sounds like it was built from basic Casio keyboard sounds—it’s not exactly the backdrop you’d expect to accompany a voice like Johnston’s, and that’s part of the beauty of “Singing Underwater.”