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After building up a solid North East following, Teesside songwriter Finn Forster releases his debut EP Lockdown B-sides this month. Featuring five tracks recorded under UK lockdown restrictions, it’s set to be his most honest work to date. Lead single Four Walls, inspired by the huge societal effects of social distancing, has a pop melancholy to it reminiscent of Paolo Nutini’s Rewind, but in the same way it retains a catchy chorus and infectious melody that stays with you long after the song has ended.

The EP is full of raw emotion tackling heavy issues, including Butterfly Man, a poignant depiction of bereavement from the point of view of those left behind after the tragic loss of someone close, longing for one more conversation. The DIY nature of the production on this first EP complements the themes of loneliness and nostalgia, and the atmospheric soundscapes support powerful, rich vocals effortlessly capturing the essence of each song.

The common thread tying the EP together is one of determination and this self-release, written and recorded totally independently, is a powerful statement showing how artists can continue to create great music in challenging circumstances.

Finn Forster releases Lockdown B-sides on 17th July


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