Article by KevW
Last time we heard from Danish singer-songwriter Jacob Faurholt (who's also released records under the guise of Crystal Shipsss) he'd been residing in Berlin where he recorded his last album, 2014's 'Corners'. He's recently announced that follow-up 'Super Glue' will be released in January, although there's no mention of Germany, so maybe he's moved back to his native Copenhagen. Either way, new single 'Future Wife' bodes well for the new LP, taking influence from some of the finest indie and alt-pop groups in recent years (he cites Grandaddy, Sparklehorse and Avi Buffallo as possible comparisons).
Just from the opening bars you get the sense that melody will play a strong part in the formation of this song, and it duly does. Clear vocals and classic chord changes make for an indie/pop tune that's very easy on the ear without being overly commercial or polished. It is less lo-fi than some of his previous work, but still belongs in the realms of alternative music rather than the mainstream. That said, there is the potential, should it get enough coverage, for a possible crossover hit, because this could easily surpass specific tastes and catch the attention of people who don't normally listen to this kind of thing. January really is shaping up to be a great month for new album releases.
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