The season is almost upon us, and what better way to kick it off than with an authentically original and beautifully crafted new Christmas song?
Distinct vocals and the gradually intensifying emotional build-up prove noteworthy calling cards, and meanwhile the melody offers a simple, somewhat familiar thread throughout.
Introducing the sublime poetic framing of ideas, the kind that feel deeply human and often breathtakingly truthful in their grit and uncertainty and awe
Wonderful – perhaps their best yet, but at the very least a strong reminder of the Birds Over Arkansas creative reach.
The UK’s own Lochlan Shaw releases an acoustic debut EP that consistently holds close to his profoundly considerate, fearlessly open manner of writing and performing.
The unmistakable sound of Sweden’s Maini Sorri returns this month, delivering a heartfelt ode to love and the beauty of the world; complete with an aptly seasonal and wonderfully shot video.
Organic by nature, somewhat raw in its live-style delivery, A Different View cements the TJ Doyle style of thoughtful songwriting and recognisable performance with ease.
“You are beautiful, baby girl. Just the way you are. You were born beautiful and you still are beautiful. “
Immediately inviting with its poetic and intimate vocal introduction – Trey Connor inspires and calms the soul with his beautifully contemplative, imagery-laden and optimistic We’ll Be Alright.
West Ingston keeps things musically fresh and conceptually pure, as a poetic and moving Bone Apple Tea relays the ache of toxicity in love.
These songs promise connection and escapism all at once, and that’s the strength of the writing – whether a full band set-up or just a man and his guitar, the message is clear, and the music works its magic.
Loaded with imagery that initially feels like something clever to hide behind, the song ultimately reverts back to a revealing search for self.