Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Track Of The Day :: Sam Fowke - Red Handed

Photo: Eve Slade Photography

Words: Linn Branson

It was a toss-up between making young Mr Fowke here a One To Watch or Track Of The Day. We opted for the latter on the grounds of 'Red Handed' being simply too divine to be anything less - though the singer-songwriter-producer must also be one to keep an eye on.

Gloucester-raised Sam, now residing the other side of the Bristol Channel in Cardiff, makes that kind of achingly beautiful acoustic alt-folk type music that is hard to surpass in terms of both lyrics - here dealing with “deceit and discovery…the outrage and the acceptance, the shock and the feelings of betrayal” - and melody. 'Red Handed' flows at a measured pace, interspersed with percussion, and some exquisite moments when the vocal soars - and your heart does likewise.

Sam is offering 'Red Handed' as a free download currently - an offer you might be well advised to snap up now, since when the Fowke name becomes as widely known as Kiwanuka, Sheeran, Ezra, Tenterhook you might be glad you did.

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