George Ezra

George Ezra
“Angry Hill”

It hasn’t really stopped raining once for two days straight in London, albeit with intermittent showers; much like we feel our spectatorship of certain football fixtures, and in particular any and all that Chelsea participate in, very much influences the outcome of the game generally (i.e. Chelsea always lose in ridiculous fashion when we’re watching, hence why in a converse manner we’re basically responsible for the recent qualification to the Champions League final seeing as we had Club Killing Moon on at the time. No really, it’s no problem. We took one for the team), we’re inclined to think our variable mood (in turn dictated by whether we’ve been drinking or not) seems to activate the downpours from the grey skies above. A sombrely poignant weather pattern requires, nay, demands an appropriate Track Of The Day – and that’s where outstanding vocalist George Ezra comes in. As a point of interest, it seems a name change of late has been necessary for young George, given his previous incarnation had the name Barnett suffixed to it which may or may not have led to complications with this guy, who co-incidentally happens to sound great, just in a different way. As a point of relevence, this is likely the best male vocal in the genre we’ve heard since Jamie N Commons and Jamie Ley. All the Jamies, in fact. The guitar finger-picking’s pretty impressive too, and there’s a little bit of Daughter layered in the songwriting, so we really wouldn’t be surprised if folky-stalwarts Communion were involved in this. In absence of a recorded version proper being available, live with this session clip from the dudes at Bristol Couch. It works really well if you’re gazing out at the crappy weather outside whilst listening; but just as well if you watch the clip in tandem.

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