Wanted On Voyage (Deluxe) by George Ezra on Apple Music

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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 channelling 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. 

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 channelling 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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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. ~ James Christopher Monger

  • ORIGIN
    Hertford, England
  • BORN
    Jun 7, 1993

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