Launchpad: Roiael

Roiael is a singer-songwriter hailing from Nottingham in the UK. The young folk talent has only released two songs, his debut ‘Blue Outfit’ is a gorgeous piece of folk-pop, characterised by a focus on narrative. This writing style continues in his new record ‘Empty House’ – a bracing journey through the upstart’s poetic mind. Follow:…

Meghann Clancy – In Time

“‘In Time’ is a nostalgic reminiscence of the innocence and joy of young love, and how this can change when problems and difficulties arise. I drew inspiration for this song from the North sea, and we filmed the video at a beautiful beach in Northumberland. It is the first of 3 tracks I’m releasing, under…

Not Famous – Kick It

The production is pretty stripped back here so the songwriting has to really shine. It seems like Matt Feree, AKA Not Famous, has a good understanding of how to write a great folk-pop melody. The Los Angeles based singer-songwriter takes you on a journey through his narrative without compromising the quality of the vocal. “I’ve…

Lee N. Sage – Hillsides

“Hillsides incorporates multiple themes, one that happens to be my undying obsession for the outdoors and how the woods of Northern Michigan has always been an outlet – an escape from the overwhelming day-to-day thoughts. And, another theme being that of anxiety, the black dog that endlessly follows you around.” “Puts you in a place that…

Harry Heart – I Got Old

The pleasingly named Harry Heart is three years into his outing as a solo, folk recording artist. It seems like his writing is going from strength to strength, with a rare maturity displayed in his new single ‘I Got Old’. His warm vocal tone lends itself perfectly to harmonic lullaby-like song structures, accompanied appropriately by…

RJ Bracchitta – Silhouettes

A folk tale with a contemporary relevance, a journey through frustrations and ignorance. RJ’s voice has a delicate strength that will bring you right into his world, and a writing style that engulfs you – taking you on every step alongside him. “Silhouettes expresses a frustration that I share with many Americans–we’re tired of seeing…

Tom Speight – My My My

All the best parts of folk and pop songwriting converge to tell a story in Tom Speight’s new single ‘My My My’. There’s a lot of heart in the Londoner’s writing, attacking the idea of moving forward – onto something greater. “I spent nearly two weeks recording in Devon with Chris Bond working on new…

Launchpad: Cecilia Ebba

It’s a good day when we get to introduce a talented emerging artist’s full debut. ‘Sweet Summer Wine’ is a beautiful piece of folk mastery that showcases Ebba’s beguiling vocal. The London-based songstress clearly knows where she wants to land, the instrumentation is a perfect partner for her focused melodic writing. “Sweet Summer Wine is…

Ben Provencial – Rose

After beginning his career as a finalist in Guitar Center’s Annual Singer-Songwriter Competition, Ben recorded and released his first EP in February of 2017, titled Love and Ghosts. ‘Rose’ is the standout track from the EP; with the Atlanta based singer-songwriter showing off his ability to craft a melody. “Rose is about a girl I…