Wishing Well - Daniel Pearson Single Review
Aspiring singer songwriters are as ubiquitous as oxygen following the genres commercial resurrection throughout the noughties. Some are genuine talents. Some are shallow imitators. Put plainly: do they exhibit a sage understanding of humanity, exploring complex emotions with a singular heartfelt vision and lyrical empathy over a sonic canvas that both compliments and heightens their soulful introspection? Or are they James Blunt? For functioning ears craving something more profound than GCSE level poetry, Leeds-based troubadour Daniel Pearson is the former on this wonderful lead single from his impressive debut album 'Satellites'.
With a voice equal parts Ryan Adams and Tom Mcrae, Pearson delivers a brooding, melodic masterclass backed by taut alt. Country acoustic and electric guitars over a chant like rhythm of clapping hands, soothing strings and tender touches of piano. Redemptive lyrics compel us to banish our baggage in order to 'get busy living' as soaring harmonies elevate and soothe in equal measure. If you're wallowing in your woes surrounded by candles and a bottle of vino this is the soundtrack to your spiritual recovery. So hold your lighters aloft to accompany an exquisite anthem from Britain's best new singer songwriter. In short - he's not a Blunt.