Don’t be put off by the initial bouncy indie opening track from King of the Road as this album slowly becomes a more poignant, well-travelled release combining the sounds of Coldplay, Keane and Stereophonics. For me the voice suited to the likes of Rod Stewart is well fashioned with delicate poignant sounds from gentle guitar picking in I’ve Got A Feeling to Hundred Year Flood.
From the sounds of India with beautiful sitar music featured in Who I Am to soft piano tinkering in Lift Me Up which almost nods to a vintage Coldplay era of singer songwriter ballads. One of my favourite tracks that follow this idea is Christmas Day whilst I Follow You and finale The Devil’s Note is a country sing-song complete with blues, rhythm and a perfect sing-along vibes, perfect for sitting outside the hay barn under fairy lights on a cool summers evening.
Favourite Track: As Soon As I Find Her harks back to the beautiful ballad love songs that men weren’t afraid to write. Acoustic waltz sounds with a rough haunting male vocal depicting beautiful scenery sets my heart on fire just like Eric Clapton has done all these years. Also gentle interlude title track Days of Rain features beautiful synth sound alongside a meditative soundscape of falling rain, a perfect break in the album.
Review by Kat Bagshawe