Emerging Folk – Quincey May Brown, Sehruhtonin, Savannah Jaine, Daley Road

We lost ourselves in the poetic magic of Gut, Inhuman.  The new single from Manchester based songwriter Quincey May Brown. The song transcends convention in every manner.  It starts with the artists rare instrument, the harp.  Though it occasionally pops up in contemporary music, its seldom used so effectively.  Quincey May Brown settles into this groovy folk with careful intention, placing each calculated pluck around the melodic spectrum, creating a melodic range that connects the harmonious nature together. 

Arranged with the support of producer Joel Harries who provided the additional instrumentation, the single is a good vibe on its own, but the level of Quincey May Brown’s talent accentuates the appeal.  Her intoxicating vocal, with its hush delivery and haunting affect, is the first striking element.  It helps lift her compositional craft past the crowd, honoring the poetry and all its magnified imagery.  Lyrical gems are placed throughout, lines like “I’m making milkshakes while your making deals…” speak to our polarized existence as a species.  The song as a whole explores the impossibility of living and being a consumer.  The artists omniscience offers fresh insight on this deathbed dilemmna.  Were we ever really living?  

This smart songwriting bears evidence of Big Thief and Mitski, but there are no exact comparisons, just a stylistic range of whose fans we think will adore these works.  Quincey May Brown, after all, is a true original. 

Enjoy Gut, Inhuman now on our Emerging Folk Playlist

We got wrapped up in the oasis of You’ll Be Safe Here, the new single from Sehruhtonin.  The ethereal harmonies land upon the vintage piano like a conceptual harmonious pillows, engulfing you in their otherworldly appeal.  The affect is immersive, with a touch of psychedelia to tweak the dreamy intention.  The composition is fluid, moving between progressions deceivingly, lending to the hypnotic appeal of the vocal harmonies. 

The haunting orchestration adds to the drama.  This exotic folk receives like a modern mantra, adapting an enchanting features of traditional folk, reimagining its lullaby nature with a haunting appeal.  Sehruhtonin stays true to form.  Their music is truly mood altering and variably shapeshifting depending on your brand of chemical support.  That versatility offers to its stylistic wavering, as it wades between the worlds of psychedelia and indie folk.  For us, it’s just delightful.  

There’s some evidence of Bon Iver in this brooding construction, but Sehrutonin is part of a new movement in ethereal folk that is more experimental, recalling underground artists like boci.

Enjoy You’ll Be Safe Here now on our Emerging Folk Playlist 

Savannah Jaine is charming on her new single Someday Come Soon.  The artist shines with her genuine nature.  Her music exudes optimism and hope.  A duet with her musician Husband, Someday Come Soon reflects on the journey that brought them together.  Jaine is authentic when she recalls “new tunes, old friend, New York, west end, around the world and then home again.”

Every contribution to this arrangement is significant to its pro presentation, with a picked guitar and subtle orchestration dressing the melodic atmosphere.  The minimalistic arrangement suits its lyrics first design, and lets Jaine’s vocal talents shine at the center.  What’s most significant is the lyrical message.  It reminds us in the ideology that its in the journey, not the destination, that we are most fulfilled.  Jaine and her Husband Lee Meadows appear to be owning their moment and embracing their truth.  Pillars of excellence, their succeeding in ways our acquired views of success could never deliver.  

This charming songwriting has mainstream potential.  We hear inspiration from the songbook known to the movie Once and the collaboration of Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová.

Enjoy Someday Come Soon now on our Emerging Folk Playlist

Daley Road is enchanting on their single All I Ever Wanted.  This spiritual folk is ripe with soul.  The artist embraces an innovative sonic design to illuminate the exotic aura, topping it off with an unexpected saxophone dripping with nostalgic flare. 

Immediate to embrace Bon Iver as an influence, it’s undeniable in the utility of that trademark falsetto, though its more akin to the tone of sideman Carey than the more known Justin Vernon.  Despite its relatability, All I Ever Wanted still shines true.  The influence lead to inspiration and a magical moment of its own making.  The spiritual tweak also bears some evidence of Peter Gabriel, with the saxophone accentuating the new wave appeal.  Overall its vibrantly cinematic, leaning into its infectious vibe and never letting go. 

Enjoy All I Ever Wanted now on our Emerging Folk Playlist


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