We are delighted to bring you an exclusive premiere of Golden Lung, the second track to be released from Edmund II’s forthcoming album Floating Monk.
He served his apprenticeship in the underground rock scenes of the Midwest including the cello-rock band Utah!, and in North Carolina where he performed and collaborated with The Rosebuds, Bowerbirds and Megafaun amongst others.
Now after a lengthy writing sabbatical, and these days happily ensconced in Brooklyn, New York, his sound has evolved into this first solo project. Described as Nick Drake meets Nick Cave meets Slowdive…surrounded by doves, it is a beautiful and delicate record that has taken three years to craft and shape.
Nothing illustrates this better than the luxuriant acoustics of album opener Golden Lung, which starts with an orchestral flourish and gently insistent guitar lines, over which his warm vocal gracefully swirls and hovers to create three minutes of exquisite, honeyed pop music.
Released nationally in a couple of weeks time, you can order the album directly from his Bandcamp page here.
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