UK singer-songwriter Franc Cinelli has a new single out called ‘Horses’, a wonderfully warm and lush ballad that comes from his new LP Night Songs, out in September.
It blends acoustic guitar, mellotron organ and mandolin in a magical way, topped off with a finely weathered voice that reminds me of Tex Perkins and NZ songwriter Greg Fleming. We’re looking forward to hearing more from the new album later this year.
“Writing with an acoustic guitar, and often relying on fingerpicking technique as I do, it’s nice to let the guitar do the work and tell the story without anything else getting in the way of the words. Sometimes though, the colours brought by the instrumentation create a sense of space and depth that can push the emotion the words are trying to convey, and that’s what I tried to achieve with this song.”