Thursday, 5 December 2013
Track of the Day: Paul Thomas Saunders - Good Women
'Good Women' marks Paul Thomas Saunders' first steps into the big leagues.
Following two self-released EPs in 2011 and 2012, both of which were recorded in a cottage in the grounds of a stately home, he has now landed a record contract with Atlantic Records.
Having taken some time away from the spotlight to write his full length debut, (though still managing to go on tour with Julia Stone, Bombay Bicycle Club and Frightened Rabbit) Paul has now returned with his Beautiful Desolation LP due for release in the Spring. 'Good Women' is the lead single and states the young songwriters and intentions going forward.
It's a hell of a statement; fusing beautiful, atmospheric pop, jangling synths and downbeat lyrics. His vocal line really soars with a young optimism, yet a touch of vulnerability. If you like your pop, intelligently written, but still full of melodic hooks, then this may well be one to keep an eye on.