THEY SAY HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS, AND THE MOVING NEW TRACK 'HOME' FROM DIVINE FOLK SONGSTRESS ANNA SMYRK DUE OUT TOMORROW PACKS A HEART-RENDING AND ELEGANT PUNCH.
Armed with the sonic whimsy of fellow Aussie alt-folksters Julia Jacklin and Laura Marling, there's an old soul glittering at the heart of singer-songwriter Anna Smyrk's sonic delights. From a girl who grew up on a lavender farm in Central Australia to a woman traipsing exotic locales across the globe, there's a glittering sense of adventure that lurks beneath Smyrk's soft melodics and lilting vocals, as seen on this latest outing that regales years spent living in the Solomon Islands.
Crafted around a sense of longing and existential displacement, 'Home' details Smyrk's own journey in an unknown land and the simultaneous strong connection and building threat the locals that she lived amongst experienced with the place they all called home. And while clearly a gifted storyteller, as many folk-based artists tend to be, it's Smyrk's authenticity that beams through her pure vocals and charming refrains; this is an artist not content with just writing another disposable love song, and her compelling narrative here broadens the track into something truly memorable and genuine.
Leaping out as the second single from Smyrk's upcoming sophomore EP, 'Home' is a wistfully beautiful bundle of graceful simplicity and striking motifs that will make you feel right at home - and you can exclusively check it out right now before its official release tomorrow, go get your ears around it below!
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BY TIANA SPETER