Quiet is the new loud. You only have to look at the careers of artists such as Lucy Rose and Passenger to see that as a nation we have become lovers of the more sensitive and delicate acoustic tracks. Well here’s a new name that you may not have heard yet. If you want to be one of those really annoying people who brags about how you loved an artist before they were famous, then join us here at Backseat Mafia towers and take a listen to Worthing singer-songwriter Bacchus.
His debut EP is ‘The Rich And The War’. It is a collection of four acoustic tracks tied together by Bacchus’ breathy vocals. The highlight of the EP is ‘Hope’. It is a piano-lead ballad filled with raw emotion, that builds throughout from a whisper to an emotional climax, layered with strings.
But that’s not to write off the other tracks on the EP. ‘Love Of Sorts’, ‘The Place We Loved’ and ‘I Am Because We Are’ are all equally worthy of a mention and know how to pull on the heartstrings to the same degree.
Vocally it would be easiest to make comparisons to Damien Rice. Very little is known about the man behind the music, even the cover art doesn’t show his face. But I’m sure that will change in time. ‘Hope’ is an early contender for track of the year, but maybe not one to listen to if you’re already feeling a little emotional.
Or listen to the full EP here.