23/01/2021

FUN FACTS 

  • 'My First record was made in Antwerp, Belgium'

  • 'Outside of music my favourite hobby is to go to the gym and try to workout while listening to Stewart Lee perform stand-up and attempt to look serious'

  • 'Biggest musical inspirations are Nick Drake, John Martyn, Joni Mitchell, Wayne Shorter, Dead Man Ray, Gabriel Kahane, Talib Kweli, The Beatles, Father John Misty and Kurt Rosenwinkle'

  • Favourite place on planet earth: 'is a bench near the top of Kelvingrove Park in Glasgow near the Park Circus entrance. Close second is my pal Lee's coffee place Giddy Up in Fortune Park, London'

I first came across Crawford Mack in spring 2020. I accidentally discovered his music in a Spotify playlist and have been keeping tabs on him ever since!

Crawford hails from Glasgow, the heart of Scotland's bustling music scene. You can hear an undeniable Scottish touch infused in his new single 'Skye', which is probably self evident by the title alone!

'Skye' is a beautiful piece of songwriting, that is well suited for a relaxing drive through the highlands. The fantastic vocal performance is matched by gorgeous strings and gliding guitar notes. Clever production continuously opens up the song, adding additional sounds and details, also ensuring the listener remains captivated.

The chorus is one to hear on repeat. A rare balance of appeasing 'radio ears' and 'audiophiles' simultaneously has been achieved through a combination of a catchy vocal line and a spellbindingly beautiful performance on the strings.

With such evident talent, I'm excited to see what's next for Crawford Mack.

Listen to the new single here: