George Ogilvie Announces New EP, ‘Nowhere’
George Ogilvie, the Canterbury-born singer/songwriter started writing music at 18. In just a few years, he had built a serious viral fan base – fans fell in love with his heartfelt, natural vocal and songwriting talents.
Throwing himself into the local music scene in Kent, George’s musical influences would grow: from Bon Iver, Sharon Van Etten and John Martyn to soul and jazz legends like Ray Charles & Nina Simone. His raw, honest songwriting tempered by uncluttered, guitar-based pop saw his releases ‘October’ and ‘Foreign Hands’ last year streak into the Top 10 on Hype Machine.
His new EP ‘Nowhere’ – containing four brand new tracks, continues to underline George’s reputation – clear, bright storytelling and with naturally melodic, epic instrumentation bringing accurate comparisons to a young Ben Howard. With his EP launch party confirmed at London’s The Slaughtered Lamb on 3 July 2018, it’s a welcome and timely return for one of our most naturally talented and polished emerging singer/songwriters – and looks set to again place him in the running for a number of end of year EP lists. Gorgeous, elemental and expansive, this is George at his best.
George:” This project was about taking back the creative reigns and challenging myself to record something completely by myself – I took advantage of a trip to the Isle of Harris in the Outer Hebrides to take inspiration from the environment – the emptiness and the atmosphere to develop these songs as a foundation for the musical direction I want to head toward.”
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