Monday, 7 August 2017

PAUL DRAPER – SINGLE REVIEW

Paul Draper – Things People Want (KScope) 
Paul Draper - Things People Want


Release Date: 11th August 2017

There has been something of a slow creep about Paul Draper’s renaissance as a solo artist but this latest single feels like he’s finally breaking through that glass wall of his former band. ‘Things People Want’ definitely has a Mansun-esque vibe about it with the dramatic, sweeping chorus and the multi-layered instrumentation that bleeds in and out without any warning or pattern. But what this release really does is give Draper’s voice a platform to show that he’s moved on to a more soulful, more mature tone that speaks of his experience and wisdom. Draper was always an arch story-teller, that was a natural teller, but now he has a voice worthy of those stories and more experiences to sing about in the dulcet tone.


Live Dates:

14th September – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
16th September – King Tut’s, Glasgow
21st September – Scala, London
22nd September – Thekla, Bristol

23rd September – O2 Institute, Birmingham

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