Boasts a rare complexity and depth
Choir Of Young Believers - This Is For The Whites Of Your Eyes

Although the focus is the majestic voice of frontman Jannis Noya Makrigiannis, Choir Of Young Believers is made up of a ten-strong collective from Denmark, all of whom boast their own side projects and bands.

Their own description of their music as “orchestral pop” is certainly suitable, with a rare complexity and depth delivered throughout, constructed around and supported by Makrigiannis’ initial piano and guitar sketches. Compared to Neil Young or Colin Blunstone, I hear more of My Morning Jacket’s Jim James in Makrigiannis’ wonderous voice.

Finding yourself checking that this is indeed their debut album is a sign of the monumental achievement here. Count me a believer.

Words by Nick Annan

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