Easily one of the best EP releases of the year so far. Who would’ve thought the perfect fusion of ukulele, horns, double-bass & a slightly Damon Albarn-like leading voice would make for something so uplifting?
Rob Larkin writes & performs from a place of passion & experience, so the finish is always very polished, very well crafted, and simultaneously very natural seeming.
Taking a touch of John Butler Trio & a dash of something a little more pop-driven – Jason Mraz comes to mind – Jack Shea offers up a refreshingly well crafted, uplifting soundscape & melody for his unapologetically honest new single.
Emily’s voice leads with a softness that appears undoubtedly genuine, and with that comes an inclination to really listen to the lyrics – at which point the authenticity of her writing & her whole approach to creativity reaches even greater heights.
A total joy to listen to, not just because of the wonderful songwriting, but because of the flawless & clearly lost-in-the-moment performances as well.
There’s far more involved here than a characterful presentation & style. The meanings run deep, the songs hit like reality knocking creatively at the door.