Release Date: 1st June 2018
There is something of a glow around Exeter teenager Sadie Horler which is not only thoroughly deserved but also as attractive as a moth finds the flame. The thing is, this isn’t the fierce glow of youth or a roaring fire, this is the glow of a warm window on a winters night or when you’re two pints of cider in and the sun hasn’t gone down yet. This debut EP comes from the mind and heart of a young woman at a crossroads in her life as one chapter ends and the next is yet to be written and crossroads, junctions and turning points are where all the best music is made, right?
Opening up with title track ‘Solivagant’ (meaning solitary wandering for those without Google), Horler immediately sets the tone for the EP with her gentle, deliberate acoustic strings acting like rain drops on the lake made of a rich organ tone. But don’t dismiss this as simple folksy introspection, no the chorus bursts in to life with a rolling drum beat and a voice that is as pure and tender as it is powerful and assured. ‘Desire’ comes next and as Horler sings “The Devil came to visit me wearing a disguise” you can’t help but be drawn to comparisons with Laura Marling, Regina Spektor and the arrangement of Fleetwood Mac which all points to a musical maturity beyond her 17 years. It’s as impressive as it is terrifying for all the other musicians out there.
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