Ciaran Lavery has been described as an ‘alt-folk troubadour’ and his latest offering off his ‘Kosher’ EP certainly fits within this ilk. Sparking sounds of Joe Purdy and Josh Ritter, Lavery’s ‘Left For America’ is a fragile yet impassioned plea for a greater freedom that perhaps escapes most of us within our daily lives. A warming and tender vocal line guides the listener, which is matched by warbling strings and driving percussion, resulting in a track that inspires imagined scenes of a quiet, crisp Mid-West evening and a level of dissuading domestic disharmony.

Lavery’s latest release follows on from his debut album ‘Not Nearly Dark’, and ‘Left For America’ immediately demonstrates an artist who has continued to sharpen and hone his craft.

Words by Ben Blackburn

Tipped by Thomas from Old Fang

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