James Severy - Do The Circus Circus
You may find his working class Dizzee Rascal-esque non-glottal stopped delivery artificial and forced, or genuine and touching.Read more on James Severy Listen to James Severy on Spotify
"We've tried to bring beats and electronic music together with traditional instruments, without making a horrible mess", explains the Ipswich-based 24-year-old singer-songwriter. Just as you can take this statement as either self-deprecating or mock-modest, so you can his music, or more specifically, his voice.
You may find his working class Dizzee Rascal-esque non-glottal stopped delivery artificial and forced, or genuine and touching. The same goes for his unusual rush-rush phrasing over grimey balladic beats in the verses, and his Bonnie 'Prince' Billy-like warbling filling the spaces in the stripped down choruses. Lines such as "I looked for someone to.../Tie up my shoelaces and stop me trippin' up" will consequently seem either disarming and sympathetic, or cloying and laughable. Or you could be caught in two minds - disappointed not to find out from this release who the real 'James Severy, singer-songwriter' is.