If the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Folk is clumsy guitar progressions and gratingly nasal vocals, prepare to have your preconceptions of the genre completely shattered by one of the most resounding Pop Folk singles I’ve heard in a long time.
The technical guitar patterns to David J’s latest single “London Town” are enough to immediately set the Folk Singer Songwriter apart from the myriad of artists trying to break from the underground. And that’s just the prelude. As the track unfolds to the stabbing piano notes and concordant synergy between the acoustic instrumentals you’re also treated to layers of vocal harmony. To describe the orchestrally cinematic arrangements paired with David J.’s vocals and the female backing vocals as overwhelmingly visceral almost seems like an understatement.
You can check out David J.’s latest single by heading over to SoundCloud now.
Review by Amelia Vandergast