Katie Blount’s voice is simply beautiful and full of character on ‘Dark Water’, the title track from her new album. In our review, we described the album as, “Intricate, spellbinding modern-day folk,” which is a perfect summary of Blount’s sound. This melancholy song is about the slow and gentle unravelling of a relationship and it showcases Blount’s talent for writing poetic lyrics that expose the emotional heart of the narrative. We are very pleased to premiere ‘Dark Water’. Lovely.
‘Dark Water’ is a tough album to review, but for a reason that does British singer-songwriter Katie Blount’s nine-track debut no discredit whatsoever. The “problem” is that while ‘Dark Water’ packs several punches of the folk-tinged acoustic-guitar-based variety, such is the knock-out potency of the last song, ‘Orion Sky’, that it risks completely eclipsing what’s come before.
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From her debut album ‘Dark Water‘ out on January 31st, this is a powerful song and video from British musician Katie Blount. With just her voice and an acoustic guitar she creates a song that’s part protest, part broader questions, and all superb.