Listening to Richard Fordham’s latest single “Outside of Life” is an experience which will stick with me for the rest of my life. It was the moment I realised that so much of the airwaves are swallowed by people who have written songs about life before really living. Then, there are artists such as the UK based singer-songwriter who arranges stunning Psychedelic Indie Pop compositions around his lyrics which leave nothing to the imagination. The pain alluded to in Outside of Life becomes your pain, as you listen to Richard Fordham’s candid narrative of what it has been like to live with undiagnosed Asperger’s Syndrome for 70 years. Yet, as raw as the lyrics were, Fordham’s beautifully frank, poised, and charismatic vocal delivery allowed Outside of Life to retain a vibrant charm instead of allowing the soundscape to be consumed by melancholy. However, that may very well have been what had me shedding more tears than I’d care to admit while listening to Outside of Life.
You can check out Richard Fordham’s single Outside of Life for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.
Review by Amelia Vandergast