Lou Clarke – Down Again: Jazz Blues Catharsis

Lou Clarke played a pretty ingenious game with the experimental prelude to his latest single “Down Again”. Instead of constructing your average prelude the Blues Crooner invites you to imagine what it would be like to step into a dive bar and be mesmerised by the free form of the sound.

Needless to say, Down Again was accessible from the start, the swells contained within the progressions of sound will ensure that you’re kept more than captivated with the light yet decadent notes of Jazz Blues. Even though Down Again isn’t the most contemporary sound we’ve heard this year, there’s no denying that the sound resonates with a sweet hit of aural catharsis.

Considering that Down Again sounds like a soundscape born out of New Orleans, it was a little surprising to discover that he can carry such authenticity in his sound when hailing from Stockport, UK. Mainly due to the serendipity of finding such a mesmerising talent from my own home town which isn’t exactly prolific in breeding exceptional artists.

You can check out Lou Clarke’s smooth Jazz Blues ensemble for yourselves by heading over to Soundcloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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