Ultra prolific Nottingham singer-songwriter, Gallery 47, releases “Angel Follows Me Out”, the first single from his 12th album release “Saturation”. It was one of four (that’s right!) albums released in 2020 by Gallery 47 (the pseudonym of Jack Peachey). Since receiving support from ‘BBC Introducing’ and Nottingham’s legendary ‘LeftLion Magazine’ in 2010, Peachey has quietly built a reputation as a genre-curious singer-songwriter in the mould of Nick Drake and Bob Dylan; you might even hear a bit of Neil Young on this single. In 2015, Peachey signed a 5 year publishing deal with BMG in Berlin following a support slot on Paul Weller’s European Tour.
Peachey’s influences are pretty varied – he learned to play guitar after hearing Radiohead’s “Fake Plastic Trees” but his early songwriting inspiration came from Bob Dylan’s classic folk canon. You can hear this on his return to stripped-down, mellow folk on recent album “Saturation” and you can hear it on this track too, which is stripped-down in more ways than one. As Peachey says:
“Angel Follows Me Out is the first song and only single from Saturation. It was recorded using a single AKG C414 condenser microphone in the middle of the night, when no one was making a sound. The song is about trying to conquer your demons whilst also fearing how bad you’re going to feel if you try.”
“Angel Follows Me Out” is the quintessential Laurel Canyon singer-songwriter tune. You can almost imagine Peachey sat around a fire in the early hours of the morning, guitar on his lap, sandals on his feet, playing this to the tired bodies strewn across the garden, ready to come to life after the night before, spurred on by the rising sun. The perfect hangover cure.
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