With caressing crescendos and swells of soul by the smorgasbord, the indie-folk singer-songwriter, John Dhali’s latest release, Taste, definitely isn’t an acquired one.
What starts as a gentle and euphonic offering of indie art-pop bliss transcends into a rock-licked all-consuming aural entity as you’re left to face the untamed passion in the lyrics and vocals and the equally as robust production.
When Taste reaches its anthemic peak, it is enough to rival Mr November by The National. Yet, I’m not sure The National could get away with the sweet and lofty ukulele melodies that John Dhali uses to amplify the high vibe soul. When he says his sound marries the feelgood accessibility of George Ezra with the evocative depth of Buckley, he more than backs it up with his viscerally euphoric discography.
It comes as no surprise that the Northwest, UK-born, London-based artist has already garnered attention from BBC Radio 1 and 2 and won regional awards for the best solo artist. We can’t wait to see his career blow up after the launch of his forthcoming album.
Check out John Dhali’s latest single, Taste, on Spotify.
As we emerge from one of the most stagnant and isolated winters of our lifetimes, Overslow’s single, Deep Blue Water, featuring Alex Amto, serves as a poignant reminder of what it truly means to live instead of just existing.
The acoustic folk-pop single is instilled with compassion and meta inspiration for those who find themselves tentative when it comes to picking themselves up delving back in. It is the perfect summer pop anthem; in every possible way. Catchy Choruses? Check. High-vibe life-affirming lyricism? Check. Stabbing horn sections around stunning acoustic guitar solos? Check.
Fans of Lewis Capaldi, George Ezra and Sam Smith will want to immerse themselves in Overslow’s radio-ready pop-rock single.
Deep Blue Water officially released on June 18th; you can check it out for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud or Overslow’s Twitter or website.
Mark John is 20-year-old singer songwriter who has busked his way through several guitars and had his fortune told by a fortune teller in a travelling circus, who said he was going to make many records and become a musician.
Growing up Mark John performed as Jean Val Jean in Les Miserables but left theatre in pursuit of pop stardom and a degree in anthropology. A profilic songwriter and a self taught guitarist, Mark gigs regularly across the drinking holes across his native North East.
Mark John’s beautifully crafted acoustic pop is reminiscent of James Bay, George Ezra, Hozier and The Script. His debut EP titled “Long Time Coming” is out on the 20th of May.