Peco - Safe Haven
Info: The time has come for Peco to unveil the fruits of his labour. Having gained considerable success in the previous life as frontman of Valentine Black, the Kildare native has penned some lyrically driven songs based around the folk, americana influences of Bob Dylan, Ryan Adams and more.
The debut single 'Safe Haven' follows up on the previous success of the acoustic track he made available via online stream two months ago 'Grace Isn't Easy'. Although dropped online as a demo, it's gained praise internationally and on a national level.
When I first heard Peco's first track 'Grace Isn't Easy' I was immediately struck by it's simple charm, and I couldn't mean that more in the furthest sense from it being just a 'nice' song, it's stuck in my head since and I regularly find my internal voice singing it's chorus. While it certainly introduced us to his classic American folk vocals, which remind you of The Band or Creedence Clearwater Revival (when John Fogerty ain't screechin'!), there are notable differences on his debut single 'Safe Haven' (here).
There's something strikingly likeable about this troubadour's music and lyrics, maybe because it has a warm familiarity, more likely it's the entire package, Peco's a positive guy, but his lyrics aren't naive or meaningless, they're backed up with thought and a restrained but intent-filled passion. Musically the song is wholesome, drums, keys and the gorgeous country blues guitar riff just before the 3 minute mark fill the spaces around his voice perfectly evenly, a voice that has an unexpectedly broad range. The more Peco releases the more we'll get to see the bigger picture and in his first two offerings he's giving us cause for great expectations.
Peco plays The Loft at Foley's Pub on Merrion Row this coming Wednesday, 16th of March https://www.facebook.com/events/1558950034423417/
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