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The Little Unsaid - Music/Nature: Album review

This is the second offering I have reviewed by The Little Unsaid. The man behind the outfit is singer John Elliot.

His music is very chilled out, transcending and atmospheric, with lyrics fragmenting day-to-day life.

There are six tracks on this EP, with its themes around finding hope and meaning amid a feeling of division.

John Elliott of The Little Unsaid. Image by Pete Millson.
John Elliott of The Little Unsaid. Image by Pete Millson.

He looks at the elements of self, our communities, relationships and memories.

First track, ‘Music’, is described as a ‘rebellious song about breaking free of whatever identikit life society tries to pin on you’.

‘Nature’ looks at the relationship between humanity and the natural world and examines the effect on our planet today.

‘Floodlight’ is about night drives, loneliness and letting go.

Then ‘Solstice’ is a story of ancient ideas of masculinity and desire colliding with the present.

‘Milltown’ is a song looking back on childhood in a small northern town.

Then, the album closes with ‘(A Sweet Kind of) Hurt’, about a difficult relationship but also about making the most of your time on Earth.

The EP, the follow-up to Atomise, is out now on Reveal Records.

Reviewed by Zoe Myall

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