George Ezra celebrates the debut of his “Budapest” video by planning a trip to the capital.
Having struck comparisons to the likes of Jake Bugg, Paolo Nutini and Ben Howard, singer-songwriter George Ezra combines punchy acoustic guitar rhythms with husky blues inspired sweeter-than-syrup vocals for a sound that is deep and mournful, whilst melancholy. Straddling the genres of folk, blues and acoustic-rock his thunderous croon posses that raw heartfelt angst which makes it truly unique, which is exactly why we love him here at Wonderland.
Despite never having been to the capital of Hungary, George Ezra’s single “Budapest”, from his “Did you Hear the Rain” EP has proved to be quite the success with over five million hits on YouTube, doubling that on Spotify. Whilst the video has just been debuted and Budapest is the word on everyone’s lips, Ezra has decided that a visit is in order ahead of the official single release this June. “It was starting to get a bit silly,” he says. “It was all I was getting asked for a while. So I thought, if I’m going to go, I’m going to have to make a thing of it.”
Cue: the Ezra Express, starting out in Bristol on May 28th, Ezra is set to inter-rail between London, Brussels, Paris and Munich, picking up some fifty plus music fans along the way, before arriving at the capital just in time for his show at Hello Baby Bar on May 31st. To be in with a chance of joining the Ezra Express head to georgeezra.com.
The debut album ‘Wanted On Voyage’ will be released on June 30th.
Words: Brooke McCord.