I admit that I’m a bit of a music snob. I scoff at the chart and usually try to hunt out something I consider to be fresh and new that hasn’t yet been discovered. That was until now.
Lookng at Rudimental sudden rush into the UK’s top 40, there’s always that worry that the follow up single will never quite live up to the hype of the first. But for a second release this has everything you could want. It’s raw, soulful but keeps that Rudimental feel.
It isn’t available until the 19th of November, but it’s up on all the social medja. Youtube you can hear the whole track as well as soundcloud. Enjoy it, share it.. It’s my record of the week.
Don’t get me wrong, we’ve all been there. We’ve all gone through that time in our life where we’ve lost the one we love. When I broke up with mine Angie by the Stones came on and that was an horrific car journey. I then flicked over to Heart and had club classics ‘Good Times’ by Chic. Slight contrast.
But seriously, who settles down in an evening.. perhaps after their love life has gone down the pan and puts on ultimate tearjerkers?! Even my most unstable of friends would put a comedy on rather than a collection of songs designed to make them cry.
Worse still, who’s buying this?! Is it that sad looking girl with a trolley full of Galaxys and Kleenex and a couple of candles or one of their so called friends who, already knowing they feel awful, somehow thinks they will cry the pain away. Just like an onion.
The Profile Bit: Some lovely acoustic folk is on the cards for today! This is Fitz. From Tamworth. Listen and read.
It’s with a quiet optimism that I sit and travel through Sam’s EP ‘Bare Bones’. The energy behind each track is infectious. Banjo layers with guitar, rhythm forms the backbone and perhaps most importantly, Sam’s vocal is enticing. To think that this is a stripped back deconstruction of Sam’s debut album ‘Patchwork’ is quite formidable.
He’s been writing and performing as Fitz. since 2011 and the first album is in the pipeline as I type. Perhaps the most attracting quality of the music is the feel of honesty in Sam’s voice. The lyrics are clearly about what matters to him with a feel of optimism through reflection of the past, a sense of loss and more importantly a quality of awakening.
The production of the music is wonderfully clean. I know it’s a geeky thing to point out but for a whole recording done in a 16th century house in Wales it shows what technique can do to make a track stand out.
Fitz. are preparing for another single release on the 15th of October and are on the road with a UK tour with dates appearing here: www.fitzofficial.co.uk/#
Enjoy With: Reflection
File Next to: Mumford and sons but with a solo twist.. Ben Howard
This is ace. Honestly you know when you first put a track on and you instantly know you’ll love it. It’s upbeat, has a poppy and jolly feel to it yet brings all the emotion and meaning that a really great track needs. They’re from Oslo and more on them is available here: https://www.facebook.com/highasakitemusic/info