The new EP from Gerald Clark aka The Great Divide, is an emotive and thought provoking set of three tracks.
All three tracks explore the theme of conflicting old and new worlds, allowing the listener to really think about how today’s value system has changed. I really enjoyed that the tracks had a deeper meaning; it gives them an edge compared to other things out in the music scene at the moment. The sound also added to the ethereal vibe and generally set the scene.
On the title track Ibrahim, the distinctly recognisable vocals of Robert Wyatt can be heard, he also is featured playing the horn. The tracks all have many layers which gives them dimension and movement. I particularly am a fan of ‘World’, it is a slow and emotional piano ballad on which the male and female vocals perfectly contrast each other. It explores the theme of the price of love and is very easily relatable for listeners!
With Gerald set to release a full length album in the next few months, he plans to have features from well known names such as Byron Wallen and Neil Taylor. The EP is out on 16th September.
All in all I recommend you keep up to date on Gerald’s news so you can keep an eye open for what he comes out with next, if this EP is anything to go by it will certainly be worth a listen.
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