EP Review: 'Wintermore' by Nicky Murray
As much as I want to deny it, winter is slowly edging closer… But just in time for the cold months setting in, Scottish singer-songwriter Nicky Murray is re-releasing his EP ‘Wintermore’; a collection of five songs that sound like cold nights spent in cozy living rooms with delicious hot chocolate, good friends and a fort of warm blankets.
I’d like to preface this review by saying I’m keeping it short. Not because there is nothing to say but because it’s one of those EPs that you simply NEED to listen to; I will never be able to put into words just how wonderful it is.
The overall atmosphere reminds of Finneas Eilish or Sleeping At Last.
Soft and slow. Dreamy. Soothing. The kind of music that makes you want to close your eyes and lose yourself in its beautiful melodies.
The kind of music that makes you want to not think. About anything. At all. So you can properly appreciate it.
From the first second to the last, every single song is impeccably arranged.
Whether it’s ‘Before You’ with its soft guitars and chorus of strings slowly building up into the most delicate piece of sound or ‘It’s All Here’, 50 seconds of stripped back instruments that give center stage to Nicky and his equally talented friends Rachel Sermanni and Emma Gillespie’s sweet sweet harmonies.
Before its first release in September last year, ‘Wintermore’ had been two years in the making.
A lot of love and effort - and I’m sure just as much blood, sweat and tears - went into this work of art and it more than payed off.
Thank God Nicky decided to give it another go because this EP deserves so much more attention.
I’ve already told my friends and family about it (my mum approves!) and I’m hoping you’ll do the same…