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Like a Cigarette is Tom Emlyn’s Single

Good Day Noir Family,
welcome to Edgar Allan Poets indie music corner. A space dedicated to the best new artists and bands we find around the web. Today’s feature artist is Tom Emlyn and his single Like a Cigarette.

Like a Cigarette is Tom Emlyn’s Single

The sound of this artist is fascinating.

The first thing that struck me is his free and sincere way of singing. A vocal timbre that reminded me of the voices of the past.
The acoustic guitar is played with vehemence and passion and the song grows slowly.

Tom Emlyn is talented, you realize that right away. His musical vision is solid and mature. An artist who has something to say and has an unusual and intriguing approach to life and music.

Like a Cigarette is a song that you have to listen to several times to truly understand it. I really enjoyed the psychedelic guitar at minute 1.10 which somehow reminded me of Gustavo Santaolalla’s style.

Tom Emlyn has managed to find his music … or better, his music has found him.

A very interesting artist that I recommend everyone to go and listen to.

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Like a Cigarette is Tom Emlyn’s Single

Swansea born songwriter Tom Emlyn vividly depicts why he is one of the most prolific and inventive songwriters emerging songwriters in Wales, with his new album ‘Return Journey Revisited: Scaredycat Vol 1’ recorded at BBC studios in 2018 and mastered by Charlie Francis (R.E.M., Pixies). The album is a peek inside his treasure trove of recordings dating back to 2017 and 2018, with songs showing the sheer scope of his songwriting talent.

Built upon a cyclical strum and raw vocals recorded live in one performance, Emlyn’s new single ‘Like a Cigarette’ poetically sketches out the scene as he spends his days busking outside a café in Frankfurt, shot through with the corrosive power of imagery, and acts as a living and breathing earworm that charts his travels around Europe and Germany in 2017.

Tom Emlyn says: “I ran out of money on something like the second day of the trip, so didn’t have the opportunity to be lazy and had to rely on busking for survival, which turned out to be amazing practice and one of the best things I’ve done. I was watching people smoking and drinking and wondering why people smoke. I started thinking about advertising and the seductive power of images. Images which are far removed from the rhythm of everyday life and the monologues of our interior minds eyes. Images which are ultimately disposable, carcinogenic and affect the way we treat other people.

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