London based singer-songwriter Archie Faulks has today released his wonderful new single ‘What For’. It is an utter gorgeous, beguiling, and enthralling listen.
With hints of Isaac Gracie, Luke Sital-Singh, and Roo Panes to the track, ‘What For’ suggests that his forthcoming ‘Longing in London’ EP is going to be an essential listen in the early months of 2020.
And given the name of the EP, it’s not a surprise this new single comes in response to difficult times in his life. He explains, “When everything feels hopeless in life there will always be certain things that can provide an element of comfort. I am lucky that singing, writing and listening to music gives me that. So this song is about despite it seeming like my world is was falling a part I still had a safe refuge in the history of recorded music and my own guitar”.
You can listen to ‘What For’ below
With over 4 million streams across his previous singles, radio plays from BBC Radio 1 and Radio X, appearances at The Great Escape Festival and Live At Leeds, plus shows alongside Isaac Gracie, Rue Royal, Luke Sital-Singh and Delilah Montagu, Archie Faulks is definitely someone to keep an ear out for in 2020.
His ‘Longing in London’ EP is set for release on February 14th.
See him live in London on March 3rd @ The Islington