SINGLE: Travellin' ARTIST: Jordan Merrick Brissie balladeer Jordan Merrick's sleek blend of modern bush ballads has already done the rounds with his debut EP released earlier this year, but because 2017 seems to be the year that keeps on giving - Merrick is back with a brand new single 'Travellin'.
Living up to its name, 'Travellin' is a wayfaring track that journeys across physical icons and carefree love on the wings of some fast-paced strumming and Merrick's divine honeyed vocals. Tipping his bluesy hat to a variety of influences, both the folksy likes of Dylan and more modern artists like Xavier Rudd and co., Merrick possesses an uncanny ability to travel back in time with his mature sensibilities without ever feeling hackneyed or outdated. Instead, 'Travellin' is a nomadic tale for the modern age - simplistic on the surface, but a slick and snappy track that never outstays its welcome (plus the harmonica solo from Canadian Peter Modos is straight up fire).
Of the track, Merrick states: "We're constantly looking for the right place to anchor down and build our lives, and often this leads to a lot of trial and error. We travel until our home is found - be it home in the form of land, love or work.” Wherever Merrick's travels take him next, 'Travellin' is yet another ravishing wonder from this very talented artist. Do yourself a favour and check it out.
BY TIANA SPETER