In a world saturated with the short lived songs, what makes something memorable? Does the time and place that you first hear a song have a bearing or is it the quality of the work itself?
For us, assuming that the new track from Rag ‘N’ Bone Man, one of the artists we named as One To Watch in 2015 (here), does stick around in the memory, we’d suggest it was a combination of both. The time was a long late night car journey full of challenges and diversions, the quality being Rory Graham’s stand-out voice - it's one of gritty gospel and brawny blues that impacts from the moment you first hear it. Bitter End continues where his previous work on the Wolves EP left off, bringing a powerful emotional resonance as he sings of a relationship breaking down: “Have we come to the bitter end?”
Bitter End is the first track to be released from Rag ‘N’Bone Man’s forthcoming Disfigured EP. He plays a small number of shows, with a full band in the UK this March.
Rag 'N' Bone Man - Bitter End