Mike Wyatt Finds Himself In 'Trouble'
If his combining of emotively intelligent songwriting with a compelling blend of jazz, blues and rock isn't enough to confirm the appeal of U.K. singer-songwriter Mike Wyatt's talent, then one listen to the gritty, soulful intimacy of his standout voice will leave no doubt. Infusing his words with the kind of heartfelt sincerity that proves to be genuinely moving in its authenticity, Wyatt's ability to channel an intensely real tide of emotion through the husky tenderness of his maturely expressive vocal is indeed most absorbing in its resonant purity. Catching our attention earlier in the year with his keen ear for crafting a catchy blend of blues-inflected pop-rock grooves, Wyatt can just as easily slow things down to conjure a more brooding, introspective vibe. In evidence here with the organ accents, musing, bluesy licks and murmuring bass of his new track, 'Trouble', Wyatt draws the listener in with the raw magnetism of his gruffly soulful vocal as he contemplates the regrets that come with an estranged love.