Today marks the end of month one of this project and it’s been an absolute blast so far. I’ve listened to some awesome music and still have an absolute sackful in reserve to post up on the blog in the coming weeks.
However, I’ve realised that there’s been a lot of heavier, upbeat tunes recently, so I’m going to slow things down a little bit with this next song.
This is Nothing Stays The Same by hotly-tipped singer-songwriter Luke Sital-Singh. It’s a gorgeous bit of flighty, angsty whimsy that sounds like the kind of thing Mumford and Sons could potentially come up with if they actually put any soulful sentiment into their tunes. There’s intelligence, experience and resonance here that remind me of the good bits from nu-indie/folk bands like Fleet Foxes and the whole thing is nicely held together by a cracking vocal performance which deftly skits between yearning and anger without straining too far from the path.
By the looks of it, Luke’s been on the verge of a breakthrough for a while. He was included as part of the BBC’s Sound of 2014 poll earlier this year and he’s had a few songs on the lower reaches of the Radio 1 and 6Music playlists – not to mention the million or so views on YouTube. But while I gather his 2014 debut The Fire Inside was an fairly well-anticipated release (according to the music press at least), that doesn’t appear to have translated into high chart positions or any kind of wider notoriety, which is a real pity because it deserves to be heard by more people.
Anyhow, I’m a big fan of this tune in particular. Have a listen and see what you think.
And here’s a Spotify link.