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Track of the Week: As Deep As Love // Daniel Pearson

Track of the Week

July 21, 2015

totw-final‘As Deep As Love’ is taken from acclaimed indie troubadour Daniel Pearson’s upcoming album, Alone Together, set for release on 21st August. There’s something reminiscent of U2 in Pearson’s vocal: “like raindrops on a wire / words on your tongue / nothing cuts as deep as love”. Beautiful lyrics in abundance, this track boasts a spell-binding quality which is sure to leave you captivated until the very last line.

The art of being a male singer-songwriter is certainly a difficult one; it seems you’re always going to be compared to the greats that went before. For example, Pearson has already been hailed as “The recession generation Bob Dylan” by the Sabotage Times. But, breaking this trend we’re keen to recognise Pearson’s own merit.

His emotive narrative in ‘As Deep As Love’ is combined with the structured yet low-key melody to produce a track which makes for extremely easy listening – perfect for listening to as you commute to work or school throughout this week.

Daniel Pearson has his own website, which you can check out here.

Article by Beth Kirkbride

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Single Review: Frank Turner // The Next Storm

Editors Choice, Rock, Singer/Songwriter

June 20, 2015

Frank Turner is an enigma. Despite having produced five stellar studio albums, countless singles and performing at the 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony, has fanbase remains smaller than it perhaps should be. His supporters, however, are some of the most dedicated in music, and so it comes at no suprise that they were overjoyed on Monday when the singer-songwriter announced not only the release date of his sixth studio album, but a list of UK and U.S. tour dates and – alongside all that – gave them The Next Storm, the first single from ‘Positive Songs for Negative People’.

Accompanied by a music video that features the 33-year-old both fighting (and beating) mixed martial artist and wrestler CM Punk in the ring, ‘The Next Storm’ is – in typical Frank style – an anthem. It’s the hard times, the good times and everything in between. At its heart, its a song about picking yourself up, dusting yourself off and getting on with your life in the best way you can. With many an excellent guitar riff, drum beat and piano melody – performed by Frank himself and, of course, his band The Sleeping Souls – a heavy but foot-tappingly upbeat instrumental is perfectly accented by Frank’s signature vocals belting “I don’t want spend the whole of my life inside / I wanna step out, and face the sunshine”. It certainly has it’s sadnesses, but, mostly, The Next Storm makes you want to dance, sing and do exactly as Frank tells you to – do your best, and be happy.

Article by Amie Bailey

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