23 February 2021
Artist: A. SMITH
Who: Singer/songwriter from Dublin, Ireland
Album: LAST ANIMALS – debut LP
Released: 19th February 2021
Key references: Iron and Wine, Nick Drake, Bill Callahan,
Van ‘Astral Weeks‘ Morrison, Wilco, Damien Rice
Turn Up The Volume: This remarkable debut evokes images on the screen in
my head, of a wandering troubadour with a guitar on his back, some blade of
grass in his mouth, traveling around like a rolling stone with no direction home.
An emotions-exploring folk singer writing songs about daily observations and
nightly thoughts. Heartfelt music for brooding moments, affecting music for a
lazy rainy day in bed. Gripping voice, gripping songs with a de-stress timbre,
soul-and-heart searching romanticism for all of us who still can dream.
Singles: When It Calls / River
– RIVER –
– WHEN IT CALLS –
Stream/buy full LP here…
A. SMYTH: Facebook
Reveries for the laziest day of the week…
24th January 2021
A. SMITH is an up and coming singer/songwriter from Dublin. He mixes the bucolic dreaminess of Nick Drake with the folk-rock of Elliott Smith, with driven verses and
hooky choruses. He releases his debut LP Last Animals on 19th February.
But first new single WHEN IT CALLS. A melancholic pearl about “trying to
use life experience to help the ones you love through difficult periods .”
This is starry-eyed music for the twilight hours. Meditative, brooding, and making
you hum along from start to finish. Midway, a weeping Neil Young guitar fragment electrifies the mood briefly before Smyth‘s voice takes over again with its calming
timbre. All you need to let your thoughts float around your head.
Made to love magic.
I feel the river in your heart
I know the thunder cos I feel it too
A. SMYTH: Facebook
Debut LP LAST ANIMALS out 19th February. More info here.
(photo via Hannah Gould PR)