Brighton folk singer/songwriter Jinnwoo today releases his debut EP ‘Your Baby’ today, on Little Space Man.
The EP contains a dark and brooding collection of tracks, that while folk in genre, also have an essence of foreboding. While i’m sure most would probably see this as a reason to simply overlook such a release, these four cleverly crafted but simplistic tracks deserve your full attention.
The vocal arrangements across each track offer a mood of sombreness and distance but these, together with the quite understated instrumentation, draw a wonderful musical picture. This EP is simply garnished with unique furnishings.
‘Solo Man’ combines the vocals of the artist with those of Alasdair Roberts and the results produce the stand-out track of the EP. Again, it’s dark and mysterious but quite, quite beautiful. ‘You Should be Feeling this Elliot’ offers beautiful acoustic guitars, and apart from it’s occasional percussion, again offers a sense of calm and simplicity. It’s clever and under-stated music.
This EP certainly won’t be for everyone. However, if you like strong song-writing or feel the need to expand your musical tastes then this selection of tracks is highly recommended.
Jinnwoo plays the following live dates…
26th June: Hoxton Underbelly, London
26th-27th July: Simon Says Festival, Leicester
‘Your Baby’ EP Tracklisting…
1. ‘Your Baby’ (prod. Young Montana?
2. ‘Solo Man’ (prod. Gerry Diver, additional vocals Alasdair Roberts)
3. ‘You Should Be Feeling This Elliott’ (prod. Noah Georgeson, additional vocals Kyla La Grange)
4. ‘Sorrysong’ (prod. Weikie, additional vocals Caroline Weeks