Zooming in on the Days Dreamt album by Burr Island

UK acoustic folk duo Burr Island released their debut album, Days Dreamt, on 5th July through Left Foot Records. Produced by the renowned Steve Cradock and mastered by Julian Lowe, known for his work with Jamiroquai and Massive Attack, this album signifies a major milestone for the band. Burr Island, lifelong friends Tom England and Oskar Porter, has already received accolades from music legends like Robert Plant and Noel Gallagher. Their initial four releases have collectively amassed 250,000 streams across various platforms, showcasing their growing popularity and hinting at a bright future ahead. The duo’s unique sound and heartfelt lyrics have struck a chord with listeners, establishing them as a noteworthy presence in the acoustic folk scene.

Days Dreamt unfolds as a divine tribute to 60s folk, seamlessly blending nostalgia into today’s vibrant music scene. The duo’s captivating, lilting vocals carry listeners through a journey that is delicate yet deeply resonant, each track offering a nuanced exploration of human experience. Supported by a talented ensemble of instrumentalists, the album weaves a rich sonic tapestry that evokes both introspection and emotional resonance. ‘Later’ brims with vivid imagery, its lyrics delicately delivered over a backdrop of gentle guitar and emotive strings by Jess Cox, painting a poignant reflection on life’s fleeting clarity. ‘Our Home’ transports listeners to a serene realm reminiscent of folk’s golden era, its acoustic guitar and soothing vocals enriched by Tim Smart‘s trombone and Jacko Peake‘s flute, crafting a heartfelt tribute to the solace found in nature’s embrace. The focus track, ‘Mother’, begins with tender guitar and vocals, gradually unfolding into an emotionally nuanced exploration that sweeps listeners away on a profound and introspective journey.

Burr Island shared: “We are very excited to offer this to the world. A debut record feels like a bit of a landmark and it feels like we squeezed every inch of our creativity into making it. This album is born out of a decade of friendship, it highlights our love for the natural world, includes an existential questioning and a long for the divine, and rejoices in the beauty of friendship and a gratitude for the lives we’ve led so far. We’d also like to thank everyone who made this possible, particularly the wonderful musicians who all added so much to the record, to Julian Lowe, our mastering engineer, and most of all, to our producer, Steve Cradock, and his wife Sally, who have worked tirelessly, taking on this project as if it was their own. We’ll be forever grateful for your boundless support and generosity.”

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