Louis Berry Shares The Intimate Heartache Of 'Laurie'
Displaying a keenly attuned instinct for investing a classic sound of yesterday with the boundless excitement of the now, U.K. singer-songwriter Louis Berry made quite the impression last year with the frenetic energy and raw exuberance of his distinctive, throwback sound. Perfectly encapsulating his 'lonely rebel with a very revolutionary mind' creative aura, the swaggering self-possession and raucous strut of his rock-a-billy and vintage rock'n'roll fueled sound came with such authenticity and passion that you couldn't help but cheer and dance along as he delivered the driving beat and infectious riffs of his groovy, retro-inspired vibe. With a sound so irresistible, it came as no surprise that industry heavyweights Zane Lowe, Annie Mac, 6 Music and BBC Radio 1 were soon on board with their co-signs, signalling that Berry was on his way to claiming a place as one of the most exciting and refreshing talents on the U.K. music scene.
Certainly able to fill the dance floor with his vibrantly danceable rock'n'roll, with his new single, 'Laurie', Berry proves that he is just as capable of looking inwards to draw on a deeply sourced well of emotion in the process of penning a stark tale of genuinely moving heartache. Over the spare strum of a sensitive, heart-weary guitar, Berry invests the husky, soul-flecked grit of his voice with both bruised, emotively poignant resignation and melancholic yearning as he contemplates the desolation that comes with a sudden estrangement, in the process showcasing the breadth and depth of his remarkable talent.