With vocals reminiscent of Joni Mitchell, and a songwriting style harking to Laura Marling in places, Yorkshire band Crooked Weather have style and musicianship in spades.
Their flair for emotionally driven folk tends toward the heavier side on new single "Easy", an absolute storm of a track that stirs up a yearning darkness with its shadowy harmonies and seemingly relentless guitar. It's an offering that more than validates the support the band have had from BBC Introducing, Amazing Radio, and more. Ferocious it may be, but "Easy"'s beauty is also undeniable.
The band's Will Bladen explains of the track: "'Easy' was one of those songs that just wrote itself, and it’s hard to say where this kind of a song comes from. It had been fermenting away in the background for a while and ideas would come now and again when outside cutting the grass and things like that. One afternoon it pretty much came out fully formed. It’s probably best not spending too long thinking about where it came from."