It’s not surprising that Cumbria native Arran George has hailed comparisons to Bon Iver with his raw vocals and glittering indie-folk compositions.
And his debut album is proving that he might just carry the same star potential. What I See On Daytime TV presents as the singer’s own inner monologue, detailing the highs and lows of someone coming of age, and dealing with their ambitions and barriers in equal measure.
Listen out for stand-out tracks, “How High Does The English Grass Grow”, a dreamy, simmering slow-burner, and “Half Awake”, a haunting meditation on frittering your life away.
“I was in the same position as loads of other people are right now,” explains George. “No job, outside washing pots and singing in pubs, on universal credit and pretending it will all work out, while living at my Mam and Dad’s house. It can get so grim for the boomerang child who wants to be a songwriter.”
Listen to What I See On Daytime TV below…