Make Time For Luke Sital-Singh's 'Breakneck Speed Of Tomorrow'
The U.K. certainly seems to be a never-ending source of outstanding talent, and among the stellar list to have emerged in recent years Luke Sital-Singh has proved himself to be one of the most accomplished. A singer-songwriter of the highest order, his deeply personal and intimately confessional songwriting comes couched in a musical sensibility that draws on the likes of Damien Rice, Ryan Adams, Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen and provides the platform for the wondrous sensitivity and delicate beauty of his enchanting voice. From acoustic and folk-inspired intimacies to rousing rock-hued crescendos that gather and gallop with an emotive abandon, Sital-Singh's body of work is an outstanding testament to his keen creative and emotional intelligence.
With three EP's and last year's 'The Fire Inside' album under his belt, Sital-Singh has earned for himself a highly regarded reputation on the U.K. music scene: having graced the stages of leading festivals, he has also received glowing acclaim and airplay from BBC Radio 1 and 6 - his 'The Fire Inside' was 'Album of The Day' on BBC Radio 6 - and his song 'Benediction' went on to be featured in the U.S. television series 'Parenthood'.
Returning recently with his new 'The Breakneck Speed of Tomorrow' EP, Sital-Singh has again confirmed just why such praise is entirely warranted. Immediate, intimate and unaffected courtesy of spare yet moving arrangements that strike an emotionally compelling chord, the EP sees Sital-Singh draw the listener in with a candor and courage of expression that makes it seem as if each song is a most personal and sacred of exchanges.
Led by the tender sensitivities, beautiful tone and haunting emotion of Sital-Singh's incredible voice, each track comes with an absorbing intimacy that seduces as if it were a one-on-one confession: the contemplative electric guitar and tempered rock of 'Still' finds Sital-Singh grappling with an unsettled conscience; 'My Future''s delicate piano and harmonies guide Sital-Singh as he reaches for hope anew; the 'love-as-a-beacon', intricate acoustic musings of 'I Was Low''s falsetto-hued weariness prove heart-achingly moving; and with the slowly gathering, gentle strum, poignant strings and muted percussion of 'Letting You Go''s redemptive promise, Sital-Singh again intoxicates as he shares his deepest fears, hopes and vulnerabilities with the kind of genuine humility and humanity that evoke a deeply moving empathy in the listener's soul.