The gentle and flowing acoustic guitar creates space for the lyrics to do their work. The earnest delivery of emotion on the tip of a word is so rich it feels like paint strokes by Nick Drake. Ivan Moult is able to deliver raw meaning in the spaces between his confessional voice and that fingerpick to the palm-slap on the bridge of his guitar.
And the double bass makes it complete, a la Five Leaves Left. It is a pure confession of beauty by weakness. The beautiful hangover; the pain of understanding that we are all flawed.
Cardiff-based singer-songwriter Ivan Moult is set to release his new album Longest Shadow in just 2 weeks.
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