:: A record that leaves me smiling brightly.
Ever since I first heard Budapest in one of my favourite radio shows on a Sunday night, I’m absolutely in love with George Ezra’s amazing, deep voice. Having released two four-track EP’s so far, the Bristol-based singer/songwriter has come all the way from a sleeper to a blog favourite in not even two years. Now, Ezra’s an acknowledged and acclaimed musician and he’s releasing his debut full-length Wanted On Voyage next week.
Wanted On Voyage drops officially in the UK/Europe on June 30, 2014 via Columbia Records / Sony Music UK (Germany June 27). The album will be available as download, Standard and Deluxe CD (inc. mp3) and ecxlusive signed 12″ vinyl LP. You can buy/pre-order digitally from iTunes or order your physical copy of Wanted On Voyage from George Ezra’s Store.
Wanted On Voyage is now streaming in its entirety on iTunes (except Germany). German fans can also visit the website of Swiss radio channel SRF to check out the entire album. The set of twelve tracks (or sixteen on the Deluxe Version) was recorded with producer and multi-instrumentalist Cameron Blackwood and engineer Liam ‘Bar Keep’ Thorne.
Ezra’s full-length features the previous EP tracks Budapest, Did You Hear The Rain?, Cassy O’ and Over the Creek as well eight completely new songs. Two of them, Leaving It Up To You and the lyric video for new single Blame It On Me, are streaming above. The video for Leaving It Up To You features footages shot by George Ezra and his friends in the studio while making the album. The clip features producer Blackwood, engineer Thorne and the The New Union Gospel Choir.
Budapest was the very first track Ezra released and has became a major hit all over the world. Below, you can watch the marvellous music video for the song directed by Rob+Rob, London-based director and artist Rob Brandon. The cinematography of the video by Jack Wilkinson also served for the equally brilliant cover art of Wanted On Voyage. George Ezra is playing the European festival season and will be touring with his debut album until the end of the year. You can check out the upcoming dates below and watch another clip Recording Wanted On Voyage.
01. Blame It On Me
03. Cassy O’
05. Listen To The Man
06. Leaving It Up To You
07. Did You Hear the Rain?
08. Drawing Board
09. Stand By Your Gun
11. Over The Creek
12. Spectacular Rival
13. (Watching Paint Dry) Song 6 [Deluxe Version]
14. It’s Just My Skin [Deluxe Version]
15. Da Vinci Riot Police [Deluxe Version]
16. Blind Man In Amsterdam [Deluxe Version]
Upcoming Tour Dates:
Sun 29 Jun 2014 // Pilton, UK // Glastonbury Festival
Thu 03 Jul 2014 // Kingston Upon Thames, UK // New Slang at McClusky’s
Fri 04 Jul 2014 // Werchter, Belgium // Rock Werchter 2014
Sat 12 Jul 2014 // Kinross, UK // T In The Park 2014
Thu 17 – Sun 20 Jul 2014 // Beccles, UK // Latitude Festival 2014
Fri 18 Jul 2014 // Dublin, Ireland // Longitude 2014 //
>> The full touring schedule is available here.
More ‘George Ezra’ on Music Pickings:
2014, Mar 16 − New EP: Cassy O’ (2014/03/16) / New Song ‘Coat of Armour’
2014, Jan 06 − Budapest [Free Download] / Debut EP ‘Did You Hear The Rain?’ (2013/10/25)