Forgive me if you’ve heard this one before. As his soundcloud page attests, ‘Solace’ has been up for 2 months now and has done the rounds on a few other new music blogs. In addition, Paul Dixon, under the new moniker Fyfe, has also done the rounds as previous incarnation David’s Lyre, so this might seem a tad familiar.
Anyway, all that’s in the past. Opening with some truly lovely mellotron chords, before breaking into a a chorus that manages to be both sparse and wholly uplifting, ‘Solace’ treads the line between a bedroom demo and an all-out pop song, creating a bright sound but with a dose of melancholy thrown in for good measure. Check out ‘St. Tropez’ for more impressive instrumentation.