Tonight’s superb exclusive is from a delicate songwriter who’s taken a near death experience and poured it into his music
That experience came seven years ago, when Rob Richings was diagnosed with a rare and severe form of colitis. The colitis evolved into cancer and resulted in Richings needing three life-saving and life-changing operations, which completely changed his outlook on life.
After his near death experience, Richings resolved to pour his commitment into his music and devote himself to songwriting. He released his debut EP Half Way Up last year and his maiden LP Parkas And Boots is due out on 7 October. Curse Of The Lonely is taken from his debut album and speaking of the track Richings says:
“I love to sit in a coffee house or pub on my own watch the world go by (people watching!) and go for walks and running on my own. A few people have said to me they couldn’t do this and find they need to be around others. Some people see this as a lonely way to live. So the song Curse Of The Lonely was born!”
He’s been likened to John Mayer, Ron Sexsmith and Van Morrison. We also think that fans of James Taylor and Jackson Browne will enjoy his delicately emotive and endearingly uplifting music. But, hey, what do we know? Not as much as you dear readers. So we’re handing the final assessment over to you…