Jonjo Feather

Held

Image of Jonjo Feather - Held
Record Label
Numb Tongue

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Jonjo Feather released three singles and a critically acclaimed debut album in the space of 18 months. Legal wrangles with his label and a nervous breakdown in the intervening period have wreaked a startling change of direction for this accomplished songwriter. Now 23, Feather returns with his self produced second album “Held”. Recorded entirely in his Yorkshire cottage this album reveals a new, stripped bare aesthetic of intimate whispered vocals, tape loops and cinematic piano-led songs, in which Feather moves away from the driving rhythm of his previous work in favour of voice and a bittersweet atmosphere of nostalgia and loss. Anyone who cites Eric Satie and David Lynch as influences is clearly comfortable with darkness, but the album is far from bleak - the beauty of his melodies balances the raw sincerity of his lyrics.

Feather is frank about the emotional connection he made with his work : "I wanted this album to reflect a difficult time that went before it". Recorded over a nine month period, assisted by long term musical partner Danny Trew-Barton, this is the unforgettable sound of an artist coming of age on his own terms, revealing a new honesty, intensity and complexity.

TRACK LISTING

1. Comma In The Words
2. Could You Ever
3. Snow
4. Forget I’m Real
5. Sleep
6. It’s Not You
7. I.N.T.O.
8. 10:04 A.m.
9. Colder Somehow
10. Paper Mache Stars

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