on from his debut single ‘Fine Now’, (featured as Record of the Week on BBC
Introducing) the fast emerging artist is already no stranger to taking risks
with releases. ‘Fine Now’ is an emotional rollercoaster in the form of a ballad
with a Pink Floyd-esque climax, and now with ‘Another Boy’, The Last Morrell
offers up a more upbeat introspective look at identity and particularly how men
are struggling to come to terms with it.
song’s harmony plants its roots in classic r’n’b with its feel but quickly
reveals a more contemporary message and the emotional connectivity that people
will quickly come to associate with The Last Morrell alongside his powerful
“I guess I reached an age where I realised that despite all of our
modern-day efforts to individualise ourselves on social media or through
fashion or whatever, we are all essentially the same as everyone else. Our
identities and behaviours are all taught to us and we can quickly unravel them
and strip them away. Men are having a hard time with this particularly as
masculinity as we once knew it seems a bit redundant, we’re all thinking about
what being a man is all about in 2019. This song is a tongue-in-cheek look at
my own anxieties about my identity and growing up.” says The Last Morrell.
Raised in a small Yorkshire town, he grew up being comforted by the sounds of Seattle’s grunge and
alternative rock scene. The lyrics painted feelings of being trapped, bored and
angry, which connected him to an American sound that has permeated through his first songs written as a teenager, to present day. Inspired
by artists such as Pink Floyd, Radiohead, and Jeff Buckley as well as
contemporary artists such as Father John Misty, Jordan Rakai, PJ Morton and
Emily King. Artists such as Led Zeppelin and Supertramp
showed The Last Morrell the potential strength that can be found in being an
The fledgling artist has already performed alongside BRIT Award-winning
singer-songwriter Tom Odell and exciting jazz
four-piece Ezra Collective, with his stock continuing to rise. He also performs as a session musician, hiding at
the back of the stage playing keys and guitar for ‘alternative soul’ artist VC Pines and prodigal talent Caitlyn Scarlett. Meanwhile his
monthly Sofar Sounds shows have seen him rub shoulders with a slew
of fellow up-and-coming artists.
The Last Morrell’s first headline show at The Servant Jazz Quarters in
London on October 17th is expected to sell out.