The Boy Who Trapped The Sun - Fireplace

"Dreamlike" debut album
The Boy Who Trapped The Sun - Fireplace
The boy, twenty-five-year-old Colin MacLeod, eloquently brings you into his dreamlike world, mostly set in the Isle of Lewis in Northern Scotland. The glorious title track refers to the four days MacLeod was trapped in his Lewis home as a raging thunderstorm battled the island (“We have windows, a roof, and a bottle of brew”). What sets it aside from being merely a quirky folk album is MacLeod’s angelic voice, poetic lyrics, and some blazing piano playing. You can almost forgive the cheesy love letter ‘Thorn In Your Side’. Almost, but not quite.

6/10

Stephen Maughan



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