“Most folk-revivalist music now discusses topics that are more relevant to past generations,” he says shirking off inevitably lazy ‘folk’ or ‘singer-songwriter’ tags. “I’d hate to be lumped in with that. I'd much rather hear a folk song about how someone is frustrated at their iPad, because although the subject is banal, the relevancy isn't. That is real folk music.”
In the same way that Midlake captured melancholy so beautifully with 'Van Occupanther', there is a real homespun Fleetwood mac thing going on that is both euphoric and at times heartbreaking. Across the album he sounds like the broodier moments of Buffalo Springfield and even Big Star's Alex Chilton. High praise, but well deserved and we're psyched to be stocking this album.
A genuine game changer.
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