Sam Airey - A Marker And A Map

Airey showcase’s his effortless instrumental versatility and gift for textured composition.

Folk wunderkind Sam Airey first turned heads with the startlingly raw and arresting beauty of his single ‘The Blackout’ – a tale of yearning and loneliness. The kind of tale that would bring a tear to even the coldest of hearts.

Airey is now releasing his second EP, ‘A Marker And A Map’, with lead single ‘The Unlocking’. Sitting somewhere between folk troubadour Johnny Flynn’s more sombre moments and Patrick Wolf circa ‘Wind In The Wires’, Welsh-born and Leeds-residing Airey wrote a striking lead-track that recollects the haunting and introspective sadness of lost love as much as it nods to an extroverted artist calling for hope and change. ‘The Window’ and ‘To All The Pieces Of The Puzzle’ pick up the pace and showcase his effortless instrumental versatility and gift for textured composition, whilst ‘Floodgates’ is a vocally rich finale to a grandiose EP.

On ‘The Unlocking’ Airey sings “I didn’t think it could be done / I didn’t think I could be won over like this.” Mission accomplished Sam, ‘A Marker And A Map’ has irrevocably won us over.

Tags: Sam Airey, Reviews, EP Reviews

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