Today, I’m bringing you some new music from modern folk singer/songwriter Edd Donovan who, along with his collective The Wandering Moles, are releasing their second album ‘Making Mountains (Vol. 1)’ this June. The first release to be taken from that album is ‘Bowerbird’ which you can check out below:
The track is beautiful, flowing number with dancing melodies from the guitar strums holding the country twang of the brilliant vocals from Donovan perfectly. Those descending guitar chords perfectly punctuate verse to chorus which is completely juxtaposed to the ebb and flow of the rest of the music on offer on this one. The relaxed atmosphere and simple yet wonderful musicality makes for a track that is perfect to listen to whatever mood you are in, being a wonderful soundtrack to so many moments. A brilliant sign of what I’m sure is to come from Donovan’s next release.
This Cheltenham based musician gained critical acclaim with his debut album ‘Something To Take The Edge Off’ back in 2014 with Maverick Magazine having this to say about his music; “Contemporary folk with a powerful and tuneful message.” Previously a social worker, many of the tracks were inspired by Edd’s time in that role and off the back of that success, he embarked on an extensive UK tour, solo and with his band.
Now, Edd is back with his new full length release which is due out on June 6th and this one draws inspiration from indie folk and Americana. The album took nine months to record where he really focused on creating expansive arrangements through harmony, rhythm and musical depth.
This guy is definitely one to keep an eye on so come back in June when I’ll be sure to be writing about the new album from Edd Donovan.