George Ezra is giving away new track 'Budapest' - listen to it below.
The rise of the so-called 'nu-folk' movement has re-affirmed a number of cliches: the flaxen haired maiden, the gruff bearded man, and songwriting which aims to be personal but ambles into the insipid.
However there are a few oddities, a few idiosyncratic individuals keen to carve out their own identity. George Ezra is one, with the rising songwriting recently delivering an impressive performance at Glastonbury.
Caught by the BBC as part of their ever-expansive coverage, Ezra clearly caught the eyes and ears of a few important broadcasters. Placing new track 'Budapest' online, Zane Lowe promptly played it on his show and named the English artist as his 'Next Hype'.
It's easy to see why George Ezra has found success. His songwriting is supple, elasticated with that honeyed voice dappled over some plangent, gently eased acoustic chords.
Listen to it below.
Download 'Budapest' HERE.
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