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.”

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics. Mastered for iTunes

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.”

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics. Mastered for iTunes
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Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
91 Ratings
91 Ratings
Justin A Morris

Ezra is back.

One of the best male vocalist of this generation!

Ttrrtresdcgdhs

OMG YES

George took awhile to release this but I forgive him cause he is pure gold

CountryGirl665

Geoff is back!!!!

George is finally blessing us with his talent again. This man’s voice is so rich and pure even birds stop their singing to listen ❤️

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
June 7, 1993

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