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The tone is set straight away with a twang of the accent and the heartstrings. With an acoustic guitar played as beautifully as this – both delicate and rich, practically satin – I found myself a little disappointed when the layered voices came in, only because of their slight auto-tune sheen, but the layering itself stands out boldly, and emphasises the song’s otherwise stripped-back feel.

The strings that rise with the chorus are felt in your chest, and they go to some gorgeous places. The final time the chorus is sung, for a few moments it is only Tom’s individual voice singing it, and this is where his God-honest writing and powerful vulnerability come into their own.

Released: 03.05.21

 

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