11 Songs, 37 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

After the consuming business of touring for his million-selling debut Wanted on Voyage, George Ezra had time to consider the politically turbulent world and became gripped by anxiety. It sent him to the relative solitude of English farms and Barcelona boarding houses to write this follow-up. Despite, or maybe because of, that isolation, he’s emboldened his worldly folk-pop with the communal spirit of call-and-response verses, gospel choruses and breezy odes to solidarity. A sense of fellowship suits the warmth of his baritone—and his transition from open mics to open-air stages—but he still offers intriguing glimpses of vulnerability and darkness on the reflective “Saviour”.

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EDITORS’ NOTES

After the consuming business of touring for his million-selling debut Wanted on Voyage, George Ezra had time to consider the politically turbulent world and became gripped by anxiety. It sent him to the relative solitude of English farms and Barcelona boarding houses to write this follow-up. Despite, or maybe because of, that isolation, he’s emboldened his worldly folk-pop with the communal spirit of call-and-response verses, gospel choruses and breezy odes to solidarity. A sense of fellowship suits the warmth of his baritone—and his transition from open mics to open-air stages—but he still offers intriguing glimpses of vulnerability and darkness on the reflective “Saviour”.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
254 Ratings
254 Ratings
@mxccca

Georgie boy is back💜

Will hands down be on par with, if not better than Wanted on Voyage

George is easily one of the most underrated artists of this CENTURY

ezrA fan

GEORGE EZRA IS BACK

How long has it been and all the spin offs this album is what we have all been waiting for it’s finally up for pre order

whereisindy

Room for New Growth.

George’s prolonged absence doesn’t show any sign of detriment to his voice and vocal talent. His time away is refined into his lyrics - where he may have travelled more extensively, toured more festivals and just spent time with family; this volume of work feels more cathartic. He’s gone for less equals more and still has that charm and grace carried over from his debut. While it might feel less catchy and deep as ‘Wanted on Voyage’ here he prefers to linger in his element with more anthemic-festival laden tracks that are easy on the ears and easy on the soul. I will admit some of the magic and effort from the first album seems to have been lost due to his extended break - where almost 4 years has taken some of the novelty off from his booming voice. The songs themselves feel less overworked and overproduced near to anything his contemporaries have produced. It does feel like he’s done this here and there on moments of creative expression and whim over 4 years rather than a concentrated break.

About George Ezra

Hertford-reared, Bristol-based singer/songwriter George Ezra possesses a deep, resonant, and emotionally weathered voice that belies his considerable youth. Influenced by similarly precocious troubadours like Bob Dylan and Hank Williams, Ezra was just 19 when he issued his debut single, "Budapest," a warm, amiable, and soulful slice of classy folk-pop that invoked names like Willy Mason, Ben Howard, Ray LaMontagne, and Tom Odell. That song, along with three others, appeared on his 2013 debut EP, Did You Hear the Rain? Increased touring and an appearance at Glastonbury preceded his second EP, Cassy O', which arrived in early 2014. "Budapest" was re-released in June of that year, followed a few weeks later by Ezra's debut LP, Wanted on Voyage. The album entered the U.K. charts at number three and eventually climbed into the top spot by year's end, earning him four Brit Award nominations and a North American tour supporting Sam Smith in early 2015. During this period he made his American television debut with appearances on Saturday Night Live and The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, increasing his exposure. In April 2017, Ezra announced a "top secret" U.K. tour, during which he would debut new material. It was accompanied by the release of "Don't Matter Now," the lead single from his follow-up LP. A second single, "Paradise," was released in January 2018 followed by the announcement that Ezra's second album, Staying at Tamara's, would arrive in March of that year. ~ James Christopher Monger

HOMETOWN
Hertford, England
BORN
07 June 1993

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