Wanted On Voyage by George Ezra on Apple Music

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EDITORS’ NOTES

Husky-voiced Englishman George Ezra has his work cut out for him if he wants to stand out from the pack of toothsome singer/songwriters that includes Vance Joy, Hozier, and Ed Sheeran, but "Budapest" is a great start: the tune is impossibly jaunty and deserved the international success it earned in 2014. His debut is similarly distinct. From the gutbucket bombast of "Cassy O" to the rock-steady beat of "Listen to the Man" to the rousing '80s pulse of "Stand By Your Gun," Ezra has a number of tricks up his sleeve, and they're not all mash notes, either. On "Drawing Board," he fantasizes about killing a former paramour. 

EDITORS’ NOTES

Husky-voiced Englishman George Ezra has his work cut out for him if he wants to stand out from the pack of toothsome singer/songwriters that includes Vance Joy, Hozier, and Ed Sheeran, but "Budapest" is a great start: the tune is impossibly jaunty and deserved the international success it earned in 2014. His debut is similarly distinct. From the gutbucket bombast of "Cassy O" to the rock-steady beat of "Listen to the Man" to the rousing '80s pulse of "Stand By Your Gun," Ezra has a number of tricks up his sleeve, and they're not all mash notes, either. On "Drawing Board," he fantasizes about killing a former paramour. 

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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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