By Samuel Foxton Welles
The debut single from Samuel Foxton Welles - a man who reportedly lives in caves "somewhere" in North Yorkshire and communicates with the outside world solely through postcards - is initially surprisingly underwhelming for such an eccentric character. However, give 'The Earthquake' a few listens and it'll worm its way into your frontal lobe. With no obvious hooks to speak of, it jangles unassumingly along, while Samuel Foxton Welles sings in a decidedly half-hearted fashion designed to emphasis the song's folky swing. The lyrics have a darkly poetic flair that transforms this low-key country ditty into a subtly unnerving, folklore-esque tale.
'The Earthquake' is a slowly catchy song with an underlying darkness that'll capture your imagination, if you give it a fair chance.