ALBUM REVIEW: Babybird – Photosynthesis | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Released: 16.08.19







Photosynthesis, the latest release from Stephen Jones AKA Babybird, is a sumptuous and utterly delicious slice of hypnotic 21st century blues that deserves attention.

Lo-fi guitars, ethereal soundscapes and reverb-drenched pianos fizz around trip-hop loops to create an album of spine-tingling melancholic magnificence, and at the heart of it all is the utter ache in Jones’ voice, grounding the album with a deeply affecting vulnerability that not so much tugs at the heartstrings, but rather takes a noose to them.

Unlike anything else you’ll hear this (or any other) year, Photosynthesis is a masterpiece.


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