Sunkissed debut of melancholic melodies and plaintive harmonies.
Sean McKinney’s follow-up because the Morning Tourist to his 2018 ‘Quiet Locations’ is a quiet delight. Sitting someplace between Villagers, Belle and Sebastian and Danny Wilson with its personal pastoral, indie folks sensibility the album sits completely on high of a blissed-out afternoon in the summertime solar. ‘Predictable‘ has a joyous, sparkly vibe that even contains whistling. There is a rustic Englishness that pervades within the instrumentation that might additionally remind of XTC as ‘Small Flame’ chimes its manner between its verses. It’s a testomony to McKinney’s versatility, as he performs all of the devices bar some bass and synths, and Tom Davis’ manufacturing that the album sounds so coherent and fast.
Lead single ‘Honey‘ encapsulates every thing they’re attempting to realize – Bouncy, upbeat acoustic guitars mattress a soulful lyric that heads in the direction of concord splashed choruses and the center eight is an attractive factor as every thing stops and begins once more. And it’s one other earworm. The album is chock filled with them, some really feel very acquainted however unnamable as anybody else’s. The closing ‘Excellent Sense‘ is an attractive pop tune that ploughs a magisterial, melancholic furrow with glowing guitars and pressing bass hanging off each lyric, pulsing and keening because it heads in the direction of the bittersweet climax.
It is a joyous slice of indie folks that ought to be investigated as right here is an artist with the chops to go far. Get in on the debut.