Still a man of relatively young age, roots song writer Calming River has seemingly already experienced enough in his life time to fuel new music for some time to come. He has travelled around the world writing songs, playing festivals and winning fans with his intimate live show, and based on the songs on new EP ‘The Ones that We Left Behind’, it’s easy to see why.
The new EP is out now, and finds the youngster on typical form. Finger picked acoustic guitar is overlaid with a vocal which is raw and imperfect but all the better for it. You get the feeling that this is an artist who writes and sings because he HAS to and not because he WANTS to. It makes for songs that immediately make it clear which emotional space they’re in, and draws the listener in.