“Real Estate” sounds like a lazy summer afternoon, nursing a pint and maybe a wave of nostalgia you can’t quite place. Its delicate guitar melodies paired with Adam Melchor’s balmy vocals have a familiar, soothing effect evoking the warmth of LA, where the singer recently moved from his East Coast home.
He ruminates on his feelings about the move in the song: from doubt and confusion, to hope and self-assurance.
“I wrote “Real Estate” on one of my first drives from New Jersey to California”, he explains: “I was at a rest stop in Texas, and looked at my winter attire and realized I would be needing less of it from that point on. This song is the personification of moving; moving to a place where you don’t what’s going to happen, and moving from a place where you don’t know how much is going to be there if you come back.”
The Jersey singer-songwriter graduated with a degree in opera in 2014, and has been making folk-led music since last year. We’re holding out for an album in time to soundtrack next summer, but for now, check out the track below.