In which Eric McClanahan lists his 5 favorite Holden Days tracks up to this point in their career.

5. “Pearls About You (Nighttime)”

“Laying on the floor seems all I know” is a lyric that I’m sure many could find relatable during the Covid-19 lockdown. Despite the fact that this song will always remind me of the dark time at which I first heard it, the track is beautiful enough to transcend the sadness I feel during the first line and allow me to just get completely lost in the beauty being conveyed.

4. “Pull The Moon Down for Me” (with Lofty Stills)

I don’t recall if this was the first Holden Days song I ever heard, but I know that this split EP with Lofty Stills is definitely the first Holden Days release I listened to. I met Timmy Andrews on a Twitter fanpage I made for The Sundays, and after bonding over music we liked, I decided to check out his music and I’m *so* glad I did. It didn’t take long for me to be won over by his lush, expansive folk sound.

3. “Where You Want To Be”

The first track on Sylvan Lands, Vol. I is so gorgeous. I would’ve thought this song would be incredibly difficult to top, but to my surprise, it only took Vol. II coming out for there to be at least two challengers to its greatness.

2. “In Sylvan Land”

Pure bliss. When I close my eyes and listen to this song, life feels perfect, like all the old has been made new. Like evil is gone. Like I’m home.

1. “Morning Moon”

It’s really a toss-up for my favorite of these top 3. It could change depending of the day of the week, but today my gut says it’s “Morning Moon”. I’m really not much of a wordsmith, and beautiful songs like these leave me speechless, as is. Just put your headphones on and get lost In Sylvan Land.

Listen to My 5:

Honorable Mention:

“Wooden Eyed”

“The Pier”

“Strangers”

“Grow”

“Egg & I”

“Blush”

“Memory (Colour)”

“Matted Rose”