Beginning with a twangy guitar intro Ascending blends a delicate dreamy vocal with pumping guitar backing. The dynamic arrangement sounds fresh and raw. I love tracks that aren't scared to leave gaps for the vocals to explore.
It's a great song performed with audible energy, a real palette cleanser given the preponderance of so many unimaginative overproduced songs that litter the charts. This is evolved rock'n'roll at its best.
If I'm going to be picky the production budget was probably quite small and in places it shows, but even this only adds to its charm.
Not manufactured, not manicured, not perfect but thoroughly enjoyable. It just makes me feel good.