Track Review: London // Aaron Yorke
From ‘Storms’ (read our review) and ‘Difficult Year’ (read our review) to ‘Master of Deflection’ (read our review), we have followed Aaron Yorke‘s career with great interest. Charming and emotional, his acoustic-inspired singles are captivating to the point of obsession. Featured on BBC Introducing, Talk About Pop Music, YMX, iHeart Radio and The Other Side Reviews, Aaron is reaching audiences on an international level. The latest addition to his well-received discography is the single ‘London’.
Following his acoustic single ‘I Remember The Days’, Aaron adopts a more intricate contemporary pop sound in ‘London’. Yes, Aaron retains his signature acoustic-inspired style, but this time he adds an extra “oomph” with the flowing instrumentation. Instead of a completely barebones track, the combination of drums, guitar, keys and interspersed piano creates a fuller, more substantial swirl of sound. Yet, while there is a greater impact from an instrumental level the intimacy and intensity of Aaron’s work remains the same.
Often compared to the likes of Ed Sheeran and Tom Odell, Aaron Yorke has a tender smoothness to his voice; however, he seems to have come into his own with ‘London’. Rich, bold and enchanting, Aaron’s dulcet tones are distinctive with a slick sophistication. Yes, we can still say “for fans of Tom Odell” but the harmonic interweaving of his warm vocals and inspirational instrumentation shows more maturity than Mr Odell.
Described by BBC Radio as “a songsmith of soaring vocals and sensitively crafted tunes”, Aaron Yorke’s music is the representation of heartfelt sentimentality and human fragility. Once again we teeter on the cusp of etherealness, headiness and haunting in this kaleidoscopic soundscape. I look forward to having ‘London’ on repeat, as well as Aaron’s upcoming work.