TRACK REVIEW: Ren Lawton – Today Today Tomorrow | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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The prolific singer-songwriter returns with the second single from his forthcoming debut album. Today Today Tomorrow is bursting at the seams with evocative, finger-picked melodies and washes of brass, strings and piano, all held down by an insistent snare roll and a walking double bass, upon which Ren Lawton further stakes his claim as one of the region’s most accomplished songwriters.

Repeated listens further enrich the delightfully cryptic lyrics, which hint at a hunger clearly rooted in the desire to see societal inequalities and injustice erode, particularly with the biting “Bring your fork down to the floor / The fat man will fall / Yeah, he’s enough to feed us all“, making the track thought-provoking in its dream-like subtlety. An engrossing listen.

 

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