Tue 28 Feb 2023
Support from Maz O’Connor
Old Kind of Magic, the fifth longplay from Native Harrow, arrives two years into their new life in Sussex, England. It is in this new place that they have self-produced a work that is simultaneously their most sweepingly expansive and delicately intimate album to date. The songs contained herein move dramatically from the opening field recording of the Brighton seaside, to Laurel Canyon-esque folk-rock, piano and rhodes tinged soul-jazz balladry, oud and harpsichord driven 60s technicolour psychedelia, dense modernistic string quartet writing, and wide-as-the-western skies panoramic pedal steel with sepia-toned 12-string.
English singer and songwriter Maz O’Connor has been described by The Guardian as ‘one of folk’s brightest young talents’. With a stunning voice, intelligent, bold lyrics and a talent for story–telling, she’s released three albums and gained a loyal following since winning a BBC Performing Arts Fund Fellowship in 2014 (Adele was a previous recipient).