Archie Faulks: Longing In London EP Review

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14th February 2020 saw the sublimely talented Archie Faulks return with another exceptional EP and this being Longing In London. Released via Cartoon Records, this impressive release featured singles What For and Foreign Kiss. Plus Archie has included another two originals and these being Gold and Goodbye The City.

Archie is a superb singer/ songwriter who comes all the way from London, he made his solo debut in 2018 with It Rains, the 2 years which followed have seen the unveiling of a multitude of outstanding originals.

Anyhow Longing In London is an exquisite EP packed with tunes smothered in plenty of indie folk goodness. Well this tempting treat opened up with What For and this being the most recent single. I’ve got nothing but positive things to say about this captivating cut, Faulks’s vocals were so sleek whilst those clear cut lyrics depicted having a day where nothing is going right. The only thing that gets you through the day is music. If I was to sum up Gold in one word it would have to be enchanting. This number had been perfectly penned as those whimsical words were hypnotic whilst Archie’s tantalising tones were a breath of fresh air. The delivery actually had me envisioning Noah and the Whale. Foreign Kiss was an emotional ballad. That vocal delivery was extremely breath taking whilst the lyrics dealt with a relationship that’s come to an end. There’s a dash of happiness as these words described falling for someone whom lives under the same roof. However both have just come out of relationships meaning this may be the right girl but it’s come at the wrong time. Goodbye The City then rounded off what had been an impeccable release. Now this mesmeric tune was smothered in folk goodness, the lyrics however were dashed with sadness as they centred on a fresh relationship break up. The feelings are still there and the only way of getting over them is to take a break away from the city.

Longing In London is available from iTunes

TOUR DATES

Feb 27 – Leeds, Royal Park Cellars
Feb 28 – Glasgow, Gladcafe
Feb 29 – Newcastle, Surf Cafe
Mar 02 – Birmingham, Dead Wax
Mar 03 – London, The Islington
Mar 04 – Southampton, Joiners
Mar 12 – St Albans, The Horn

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