Tom The Lion – Sleep

We warn you: the percentage that you’ll fall in love with Tom The Lion after listening to his songs is extremely high. After the excellent The Adventures Of Tom The Lion double EP, the English singer/songwriter has just released his debut album Sleep on Decca. Title track is a textbook example for any folker out there: melody match up with lyrics in such a perfect combination between modern and classic, Tom’s voice is gentle in a heartbreaking way that remind us of icons like Nick Drake and Michael Stipe. Everything here works in the very best manner.

Produced by Cam Blackwood (London Grammar) Sleep, just for good measure, is Rough Trade’s Album of The Month and it can be ordered in a brilliant deluxe edition here.