If you want to get to the heart of what a musical artist is all about, there is no better way than picking up a copy of their singles collection if they have one. Thankfully, David Singley does have a neat four-track collection of his recent single releases, and it tells you everything you need to know about him, musically speaking.
Kicking off with the gentle and lush Change Gonna Come, you are presented with a deft blend of soulful folk draped in gorgeous harmonies and driven on lilting beats. Not a bad way to kick things off; after all, how can you stop there? You can’t.
And to prove that he can hope boundaries with ease, Can’t Find My Way Back is a jilting and lively, old-timey, country jig treated to just the right amount of modern production to make it sit both in the nostalgic camp and the bang-up-to-date one too. Love Will Take It’s Time is one of those timeless, genreless, era-less songs that already feels like a future classic. Go Back Home, which will be the next release, is a gorgeously minimal piano piece that sits somewhere between a soul ballad and an understated pop hit.
This collection shows the many sonic faces of David Singley, and on the strength of what you hear on this short, sharp and shockingly good array, you can bet that this is just the tip of the musical iceberg.