Song of the Day, November 25: Did You Hear the Rain? by George Ezra

EzraRainToday’s song gave us the first glimpse of a promising new talent. George Ezra made a strong early impression with his smart songwriting and rich, resonant voice. He landed a coveted spot on the “BBC Introducing” stage at Glastonbury in 2013, and parlayed that into a record deal. He took his time crafting his first release, the EP Did You Hear the Rain?

The title track — later included on his first full-length release, Wanted On Voyage — is an impressive start. It opens with an almost industrial feel, a driving beat that keeps the song moving. Once his vocals kick in, however, things take on a gospel feel. The blend of musical textures creates a powerful little epic. Ezra doesn’t use his baritone as a crutch, exploring his full musical range to good effect as the storm swells around him.

Enjoy this marvelous song today.

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About Robert Hulshof-Schmidt
Freelance writer, researcher, online comic vendor, and project manager. Fan of a wide range of music -- especially folk and 80s pop -- vintage comics, British TV, and LGBT fiction.

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