ALBUM REVIEW: Gary Stewart – Lost, Now Found | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Released: 14.06.21








The second solo release from a member of Hope & Social this year, Gary Stewart‘s gentle Scots accent is at the forefront on this collection of folk pop songs written in 2020 and released after he taught himself how to record and edit ‘on the go’ in lockdown.

His delicate vocals become noticeably harsher on Leopard – a tale of new beginnings summed up by the line “I walked in and caught you out“. Thankfully, despite its title, Sadder Day Song brings happier news of a girl who has since stolen his heart, but it’s the brass bursts in the toe-tapping Tailspin and the trip-off-the-tongue chorus of the jubilant Hot To Trot which are the highlights of this DIY lockdown delight.


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