Up until now we’ve been mightily impressed with George Ezra; a quite ordinary looking young man with a quite extraordinary voice. However, a question remained unanswered; could his sound, as warm and deeply affecting as it is, go beyond the whiskey and gravel coated voice backed by a simple guitar and still work? Would his unique tones find themselves lost amongst the bass and drums of rock n roll?
The answer is that we needn't have worried.
Did You Hear The Rain, the title track from George’s debut EP is furiously good. Riffs from the dessert, bluesy vocals, clattering percussion and a gritty sense of self confidence are all present and correct showing that Ezra can do diversity as well as impressive singing. Not at all wet and positively thunderous.
The EP will be released on October 28th and will feature the previously streamed Budapest, this song, Benjamin Twine and Angry Hill. Catch him in London at Notting Hill Arts Club this Sunday, Norwich Sound & Vision Festival and on tour with Tom Odell very soon.
Final thought of the day: Remember when everyone got their knickers in a twist about authenticity and Lana Del Rey’s lips? Look at George Ezra’s. Yet nobody is accusing him of having work done are they?
George Ezra - Did You Hear The Rain?