Monday, 6 February 2012

Maverick Sabre - Running Away

Of all the new singer-songwriters launching in the first quarter of this year, Maverick Sabre's debut feels like the record most apt in its ability to blend pop melodies with a sense of artistic consistency. Yes, Emeli Sande's effort might boast brilliant singles in the form of Heaven and Daddy, but when it comes to consistency, Maverick Sabre's wins hands down.

And Running Away stands as one of the best moments on the LP, certainly one of  the most commercially minded at any rate. And in Sabre's hands, that's no bad thing - it's an up-beat rollicking number of Northern Soul slapped up against jabs of guitar and lush string embellishments.

Whether as one of the many pieces that makes up Sabre's debut Lonely Are The Brave, or shot out at potential fans as a single, Running Away presents a proper songwriting talent in their element.

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