Words: Saam Das
Today sees the release of the new single from classically trained boy wonder Jake Downs, following last year's excellent debut single 'Seize The Water'. His welcome return again gloriously echoes the likes of Patrick Wolf and Owen Pallet through the majestic vocals and sweeping orchestration.
New single 'Crave' starts slowly, more reflective of the beginnings of a symphony piece before it is driven more strongly by the melodramatic combination of striking piano and hearty vocals. The layered romantic pop of 'Crave' is shaded by the soaring b-side 'Pleasure Past', itself another track to heavily lend itself to the world of romance. As well as being inspired by Christina Rossetti's 1862 poem 'Goblin Market', no less.
Purchase 'Crave' at Bandcamp. Find more info at jakedowns.co.uk.