Artist : Matthew Thirlwell
Title : Saturnine (12.02.21)
Folk pop? Could work! Award-nominated Swansea artist Thirlwell, on this new single co-produced by Alfie Templeman, presents something of a challenge to the lazy reviewer looking for a convenient pigeonhole. Thirlwell is a skilled songwriter, basically, and his ouvre is deceptively slick, conjuring Beatles ballads and psychedelia, with washes of pastel sound, and lyrics you can't catch and don't want or need to, rendering them textural. Sleepy wide awake, relatively rainy, by definition "gloomy", Saturnine is a natural commercial
proposition without nagging. Deft jam.
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