16 Songs, 57 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

George Ezra’s breakthrough single—the deliriously catchy, bohemian anthem “Budapest”—established that the singer/songwriter was gifted well beyond his years. Ezra’s debut full-length, Wanted on Voyage, is an impressive showcase of Ezra’s well-rounded talent for channeling elements from revered ’60s folk-rock songs into a refreshingly original brand of swaying, roots-influenced pop. Although his expressive baritone may be the album’s most immediately striking feature, the carefully crafted lyrics and sweeping melodies of soulful offerings like “Leaving It Up to You” and “Did You Hear the Rain?” fill the album with rewarding, blues-inflected highlights. The stomping backbeat of “Cassy O’”—another lovestruck road anthem driven by jangling acoustic guitars—recaptures the ambling, hook-driven charm of his breakthrough single. 

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EDITORS’ NOTES

George Ezra’s breakthrough single—the deliriously catchy, bohemian anthem “Budapest”—established that the singer/songwriter was gifted well beyond his years. Ezra’s debut full-length, Wanted on Voyage, is an impressive showcase of Ezra’s well-rounded talent for channeling elements from revered ’60s folk-rock songs into a refreshingly original brand of swaying, roots-influenced pop. Although his expressive baritone may be the album’s most immediately striking feature, the carefully crafted lyrics and sweeping melodies of soulful offerings like “Leaving It Up to You” and “Did You Hear the Rain?” fill the album with rewarding, blues-inflected highlights. The stomping backbeat of “Cassy O’”—another lovestruck road anthem driven by jangling acoustic guitars—recaptures the ambling, hook-driven charm of his breakthrough single. 

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Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5

25 Ratings

25 Ratings

Incredible

No-No 4954

What a treat it is to listen to this album. George Ezra, I applaud you.

The Album of 2014

Greg Merriman

This album does not have a bad track on it. Just love it and when you see a picture of George Ezra for the first time you will not believe that the songs are coming out him ! Just excellent !!

Unique voice

Pat Naughton

This is brilliant, something different and exciting about him, can't wait for more

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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