Mullally Can't Stay Away From A 'Troubled Love'
Capturing our attention last year courtesy of a riveting acoustic performance, U.K. singer-songwriter Mullally quickly proved that both his songwriting and vocal talents were of the highest order. Powering his emotionally intelligent lyricism with the articulate phrasing, falsetto-flecked sensitivity and smoothly soulful tone of his distinctively arresting voice, he radiated an effortlessly accessible and intuitively authentic talent that seemed to promise much for the future. Making good on that promise earlier this year in showcasing the pop, soul and reggae influenced polish and sophistication of his musical sensibility with 'Overdose', he gave an intriguingly refreshing example of his keenly observed ability to create a brand of self-described 'edgy zesty neo soul'. Back with his new track, 'Troubled Love', Mullally again highlights just why his is a talent of such excitement and interest: framed by subtle electric keys, a wobbly motif, and synth accents that swirl, chime and pulse, his voice traverses tenderly confessional falsetto hues and urgently passionate exclamations as he grapples with trying to resist the intoxicating allure of a love that is nothing but trouble.