NEW MUSIC: The Autumn Portrait – My Brother [Video] (2014)

autumnBy Ryan Smith


Ladies and gentlemen, Replicant Ears is proud to present to you “My Brother,” the brand new fifth and final video from The Autumn Portrait’s second record, Tired Love. Originally from the west coast, The Autumn Portrait (singer-songwriter Freddie Mojallal) relocated to good old Toronto, bringing with him his knack for presenting his own feelings and experiences straight up into very honest and down-to-earth songs that pretty well anyone can understand. This is pretty much the way folk music is supposed to be made.

“My Brother” is no exception. This sweet and very touching song, with its simple vocal and delicate acoustic guitar work, captures the innocence and joy of youthful friendship and love, while at the same time carrying just a little bit of the sadness and loss that comes with age. The guitar work is masterful and the approach to percussion is very interesting. With a little ambient gloom to tug the heartstrings, this song is a powerful reminder of the limited time we all have here, that good memories can last a lifetime, and that we all need people. “When I see your face, it feels like home,” is one of the more moving lines I’ve heard in a song for some time.

The Autumn Portrait (Freddie Mojallal)'s second record.

The Autumn Portrait (Freddie Mojallal)’s second record.

The video for “My Brother” was shot by Ryan Nolan in Toronto’s Cherry Beach and features real life siblings Sydney and Logan Kennedy. If you like what you hear, grab your copy of Tired Love, and/or check out the severely talented Freddie Mojallal/The Autumn Portrait at theautumnportrait.tumblr.com!


RYAN SMITH spends a great deal of his time under troll bridges shaking his fist and hollering obscenities at the mainstream, but occasionally finds himself on the side of a pop act that the underground has disowned. A schizoid fan for the 21st century? Although he has a diverse musical taste that runs the gamut from black metal to country to most forms of jazz, Ryan’s first love will always be progressive music.

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