Findlay Brown Shares New Single From Upcoming Album ‘Not Everything Beautiful Is Good’ Out May 18
March 5, 2018 BY Nettwerk
“Following in the footsteps of the likes of Joni Mitchell or Sarah McQuaid, Findlay Brown’s ‘When the Lights Go Out’ is a modern folk wonder set to Celtic tuning.” – PopMatters
“Lilting compositions that call to mind the greyscale pastorals of Nick Drake, Burt Jansch…” – SPIN
Modern day troubadour Findlay Brown has shared a tender new single “When The Lights Go Out,” premiered on PopMatters. The song is a reflective piece of work as Findlay philosophizes and ruminates on instances regarding love and life.
Listen To “When The Lights Go Out”:
The UK singer-songwriter, now based in Copenhagen, will release his forthcoming Nettwerk Records debut album Not Everything Beautiful Is Good on May 18th and will be his first studio album since 2015’s Slow Light. Findlay’s fourth LP absorbs the cosmic imaginings of numerous influences from many places. Love is one of the album’s primary themes, filtered through the lens of philosophy, science and other meditations.
Not Everything Beautiful Is Good was co-produced with Danish musical institutions – producer and engineer Tor Bach Kristensen (Ida Corr, The Mountains) and Blue Foundation band member Bo Rande, who garnished the LP with warm washes of horns. Along with local talent such as percussionists Fridolin Nordsø and Morten Lund, U2 and Coldplay David Rossi, who provided strings – the album is as much a testament to teamwork as it is to honest, well-honed songwriting.
On the new album you can hear adventurous dynamic shifts, from the minimal acoustic balladry of “Call It What You Want” – with its heart-swelling lyrics about unconditional love – to the driving, upbeat folk-pop of “Feet to the Flame”. Other standout songs on the LP include ambient-leaning instrumental, “In Search of the Golden Flower” – a lush, meditative trip that literally implores you to zone out – and the esoteric literature-inspired title track. The disparate sounds of folk troubadours Nick Drake and Jackson C. Frank, classic songwriters Harry Nilsson and Paul Simon and avant-garde trailblazers Terry Riley and Arthur Russell float in and out of Not Everything Beautiful Is Good like ghosts.
Not Everything Beautiful Is Good beams with the confidence of a musician who has wrestled with his demons and a man who understands his art is as much a work-in-progress, as it is an extension of his self.