REVIEW by ZAK SLOMAN
After the journey of art-pop collective Half Loon reached its conclusion a few years back, their frontman Daniel Pickard decided to embark on a solo career that would combine a diverse range of musical influences, as well as a genuine love of good songwriting and hook-laden melodies, and this has resulted in ‘The Promise Of A Face‘, the talented singer-songwriter’s debut EP.
Over its running time of just over 11 minutes, the listener is treated to a collection of atmospheric compositions that are well-crafted and tightly-held, but also easily accessible, effectively accompanied by witty, at times humorous lyrical content that is also relatable, and deals candidly with themes of adolescence, family matters, and being in love, which are all conveyed by Daniel‘s soft vocal tones.
The EP is not too heavy, nor is it too light, it reaches a middle ground that enables the listener to embark on a journey that, although brief, will make them laugh, think deeply, and unwind along the way.
‘The Promise Of A Face‘ is a solid debut solo offering from Daniel, and it is also something that bodes well for his future work.
TOP TRACK: ‘The Promise Of A Face‘