Young Bristolian troubadour George Ezra is possessed of a voice far more weathered and browbeaten than his tender age suggests.
His name alone hints at something antiquated, he’s an unburnished pocket watch dug out from an elderly relatives foisty chest of drawers, a beautifully refined relic that’s still ticking louder than ever before.
New track ‘Budapest’, drawn from his October debut EP, foregrounds Ezra’s rich vocal against twiddly guitars and an aqueous, if intermittent, bass throb. It’s classy folk-pop, at a time when the genre’s originality had all but washed away. They sure don’t make them like this anymore.