EP Review: Liam McClair – Honey

Liam McClair
Honey
Release Date July 28th

Manchester singer/songwriter Liam McClair, who I wrote about on here last year, is back this month with a new EP entitled ‘Honey’. The EP consists of 4 tracks that showcase not only a progression in his sound but also the elements of his music that made him brilliant and someone I wanted to feature in the first place.

The EP opens with ‘If You’re Really Mine’ where a great acoustic guitar brings us into the track before a strong voice with a lovely tone to it comes in. The vocals speak of love and a relationship that seems unrequited on one side with lyrics such as “coz even though I love you, I’m not sure if you’re really mine” while soaring vocals and strumming guitar build to a final chorus which sees the addition of soft drum and cymbal hits.

‘Girl At The Station’ is much more upbeat with a catchy rhythm from the off and folky sounds throughout. Handclaps and a big voice that echoes around your ears are all backed up by the guitar line that remains steady whilst retaining its quick tempoed quality.

A flowing guitar is what gently guides us through single ‘Honey’ while soft vocals full of emotion, a harmonica that gives a slight country feel and a prominent steady rhythm from the drums all play their part too. Violins come in halfway through giving a bigger sound to this beautiful modern day love song with lyrics straight from the heart. It really is one of those tracks to sit back, close your eyes and listen to over and over again, never getting bored of just how wonderful it is.

While closing track ‘Fall Down’ is grand from the very start with its dramatic piano and gentle, oscillating violin notes. The softer vocals compliment the music here rather than trying to stand out against it. A short but very sweet track which makes for a simple and stunning way to end this EP.

Check out the title track and single ‘Honey’ below:

To find out more about Liam McClair then visit his website, his Facebook page, his Soundcloud page or you can follow him on Twitter – @Liammcclair

Credits

EP Cover from Soundcloud page

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