Wednesday, June 25, 2008

David Ford

Heralded by Rolling Stone, The Los Angeles Times, Elle, and moving The New York Times to write, “Like Damien Rice and Conor Oberst of Bright Eyes, Mr. Ford builds stately, inexorable crescendos...” David Ford follows up his his acclaimed debut, I Sincerely Apologise For All The Trouble I’ve Caused with Songs For The Road.

From the opening strings of blackened-heart-on-a-sleeve first single “Go To Hell” to the tender, mournful pedal steel of “…And So You Fell,” it’s clear Ford – with his open-throated, raspy howl – is not the standard wounded male troubadour. Songs For The Road expands on where Ford left off with I Sincerely Apologise…, building the singer’s gift for quiet intensity, lush melodies, and haunted lyricism to a triumphant swell. Songs For The Road is seething with an absence of forgiveness in its penetrating self-reflection.

Released this past Fall in the U.K., Songs For The Road received rave reviews from top publications like The Sunday Times (Best of 2007: “...a devastating reminder that an artist with a keening voice, an ear for melody and a willingness, lyrically, to wrestle with demons can still take the breath away.”), The Guardian (“…[Ford] has a real and thrilling edge.”), and The Sun (“This is a sublime 37 minutes of music. It’s melodic songwriting on par with Damien Rice, folk singing reminiscent of The Pogues and lyric writing as good as Bright Eyes.”).

I'm Alright Now

Go To Hell

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