On the 5th of August we came across an artist who seemed to be the love child of Eddie Vedder and Ben Howard. And we felt right at home, at the right place, honey. We did a little more digging and also heard the Howling EP the London-based folk artist Nathan Ball released last year, and we only fell even more in love with him. This 3 track wonder is simple, a voice, a guitar, a drum base, lots of dark alt-pop and melancholic folk. An instant head turner. Soon after Howling came out, the artist began writing a new project and in the light of that, Nathan released Right Place, a single that starts off so simple, but keeps pilling on layer after layer of keen instrumentation: the percussion picks up the pace, the background musicality keeps getting richer with each electronic synth and guitar riff added.
Nathan did a brilliant job at the Oak Sessions back in July when he first presented the single. An acoustic stripped down version in which his vocal interpretation makes the sadness of the lyrics pop out. I can’t sleep here anymore, It’s not as if this came from nowhere, But I don’t know if I’ll survive this fall
Right Place is an alt-folk song with the unique bittersweetness of home after moving out: both warmly cozy and coldly distant.