“Motion” is the debut release from South London singer songwriter Charlie Thomas. Although only billed as a “demo” it’s an assured release with production values over and above what you might expect from a song recorded in a bedroom, with Charlie providing all the vocals and instrumentation on the entirely self produced track.
The song was a response to a period of writer’s block, brought on during a post college gap year that perhaps had too many gaps for rest and reflection to be comparable with the traditional traveling voyage of self discovery. It did afford sufficient time to perfect a signature omelette recipe as well as craft songwriting skills away from the bustle of band life (Charlie formerly played with London band Go Tell The Mayor).
I wouldn’t wish writer’s block on anyone but writing about not being able to write has proven to be the inspiration for a delightful late summer track with winning harmonies and melodic guitar work. With other demos already in the bag and Charlie working toward a formal debut EP in the months ahead “Motion” is a great start to what could be a promising career.
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Review by Gavin Watson | @watsongc