The track above, ‘Trick of the Light’, is the lead single from the new album of London songwriter Alexander Wolfe. The third album from the solo artist, it marks a fuller sound after the stripped down second LP (the aptly titled) ‘Skeletons’.
The fuller production sound takes the stripped down acoustic folk of previous effort and leaves room for horn sections, strings and more – additions which add many layers to the excellent foundations in the songwriting underneath. Often subtle, but sometimes taking center stage when the mood strikes, these layers bring plenty to the party, adding extra options in terms of dynamics, volumes and arrangements throughout.
The result is an impressive album which should break further ground on both sides of the pond, where Alexander Wolfe has already been causing ripples. Fingers crossed this album should help up the ante and make waves instead.