Up-and-coming singer-songwriter Dom Robinson releases ‘Casey’, his second offering in a matter of months, showcasing heartfelt lyricism and a mature understanding of the songwriting craft that has already captured the imagination of the online community.
Influences of Bon Iver and Nick Drake are audible throughout ‘Casey’, a track that soothes the aching for a bygone lover – an aching that is not heartbreak nor melancholy, but the understanding of what we come to be when the echoes of an ended relationship have been quietened by the blanket of time.
Robinson states: “I wrote the track after watching a film that one of my friend’s starred in, and it’s about the idea of having to see somebody you were with, with somebody else.”
This is perfectly captured in the track through the hushed vocals, layered harmonies and minimalist, practically unvarying dynamics that allow space for the listener to think and contemplate, which further forms a very calming and nurturing atmosphere.
Alongside Robinson’s last release ‘Good Love’, ‘Casey’ puts the Leeds-based singer-songwriter on top of the ones-to-watch list of the 2017 folk scene and makes us noticeably excited for an upcoming EP.
The new single ‘Casey’ is out now. Find on iTunes here.