This album is beautiful. Amongst all the chart rubbish around these days,it gives me some hope and reminds me why I love music so much. The RunawayFound is simply full of stunning songs written by a guy who is only 20,much jealousy coming his way!
This album manages to mix up-tempo songs like 'Guiding Light' and 'TheTide That Left and Never Came Back' with slower, more moving songs such as'Talk Down the Girl' or 'The Valleys of New Orleans' without ever feelingcontrived or out of place. Musically, it reminds me of A Northern Soul bythe Verve, but with more blues, if that's possible. The one thing thatreally hits me with this album is his voice. It's as distinctive andheartfelt as Jeff Buckley, but with enough of his own style to berecognised as his own. His ability to relay a different emotion on eachtrack really turned these songs from being good to great.
Simply put, the Runaway Found is the best album I've heard in a long time.If you like your indie music with a classic edge, then you won't bedisappointed!