Whilst performing at a North London mini-festival recently I came across the immensely talented 23-year-old singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist John Elliott aka The Little Unsaid. Accompanied by his guitar and loop machine Mr Elliott performed a stirring set. Backstage after a brief chat he very generously handed me a copy of his independently-released album ‘Someone Else’s Lullabies’.
Now all this journalistic blagging can be a double-edged sword especially if the swag just isn’t that good. Nevertheless on occasion something truly special lands on my lap as is the case with ‘…Lullabies’. Eleven lovingly-crafted and arranged folk/celtic-pop tracks, complete with ornate but unpretentious lyrics and heartfelt vocals from Mr Elliott and friends, this album has not left my personal CD player for the best part of a fortnight.
‘…Lullabies’ was co-produced by Sonny who has also worked with the likes of Portico Quartet, Polar Bear and Shakira to name a few. I can’t recommend it enough.
You can sample some of the The Little Unsaid below. Firstly, a clip of an Isle of Scilly performance of Room Goes Dark a haunting coming-of-age number. As should be the case with any consistently decent record it’s tough selecting a favourite tune from ‘…Lullabies’ but if I had to pick one, this would be it. Absolutely stunning.
Check out the audio file of the studio version as well as a couple more album highlights A Piece of Fruit and Bail Me Out.
For more information or to purchase a copy of ‘Someone Else’s Lullabies’ visit www.thelittleunsaid.com