We’re pleased as punch to bring you an exclusive first listen of indie-folksters Feldspar’s excellent new single Young & Invincible.
Having funded the single through their own efforts via a successful Pledgemusic campaign, the single follows a couple of self-releases at the tail end of 2012, The Flat And Paper Sky (Volumes 1 and 2).
Young & Invincible is a record of contrasts. Exploring a theme of seizing the moment, there is euphoria and uncertainty in equal parts, as hushed, reflective verses give way to an increasingly urgent guitar strum and an uplifting, anthemic chorus.
Ultimately though, this is big, bold music – music with a presence and sense of style, drama and purpose. It is true that all too often this approach can feel a little tired, even clichéd, but we’re in good hands with these boys. Deftly they avoid the obvious mawkish pitfalls to create a sweeping, almost theatrical feel and a song that genuinely acts as an authentic and impassioned clarion call for action in the here and now.
Stream it below. Young & Invincible will be released digitally on the 24th February via Fierce Panda’s label Fandango.
Catch Feldspar live on the following dates…
Feb 5th, Kings Cross, The Harrison (w/ Lucy Cait)
Feb 13TH, Camden, Green Note (w/ By Toutatis)
Feb 14th, Kelvedon, The Institute (w/ Joe Innes)
Feb 20th, Balham, The Bedford (w/ Alero)
Feb 27th, Islington, Old Queens Head (single launch)
Mar 11th, Camden, Green Note (w/ John J Presley)Follow @madmackerel