The great - truly great - pop songs are the ones which connect deeply, whose emotional swell spills through the stereo and lingers deep inside the memory.
If that's the case, then Meadowlark have cracked it. The band's assured melodic flair, the gentleness of their composition is matched to soared orchestration, a languid, widescreen arrangement which you can't help but be swept up into.
New EP 'Three Six Five' arrives on May 26th, and it's a perfect an introductory statement as you will hear. As indicated by the title - 365, think about it - the band have only been together for a year, yet their natural chemistry flows through each track.
Lead cut 'Family Tree' is a wonderful blur of emotive songcraft and supple execution. Kate McGill's vocals are simply wonderful, with her voice fluttering high over a tale of youthful disillusionment and broke families.
Clash is able to premiere the evocatively shot video for 'Family Tree'.
Check it out now.
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'Three Six Five' is due to be released on May 26th. Meadowlark are set to play the following shows:
17 Oxford O2 Academy
21 Leeds Belgrave Music Hall
22 Nottingham Bodega
24 Manchester Fallow Café
26 Birmingham Hare & Hounds
27 London Sebright Arms
28 Bristol Louisiana