TRACK REVIEW: Finn Forster – Can’t Back Down | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Finn Forster plots his way around a very familiar theme of betrayal, jealousy and revenge of thought, in this chiming country-influenced narrative. Citing a songwriter like Chris Stapelton as an influence you can gauge the intended tone. Forster’s acoustic guitar strums and scurries as his lyrics expound on the envy at hand, vocals sometimes scuffed with the throaty rasp of the well-worn and wise protagonist.

This is a soulful and more subdued take on the embittered cowboy story. Removed of any bombast or bluster there’s room for regret in the tale and there’s a much more relatable humanity in there as a result. Can’t Back Down is solid, but it does showcase Forster’s deft ability in crafting and delivering his songs.

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