Today’s exclusive song come courtesy of of a London-based alt-folk songwriter who has been championed by some very impressive followers
He’s supported Paul Weller, Alice Phoebe Loe, Ian McCulloch, and Andrew Montgomery, played on the BBC Introducing stage at T In The Park, and been championed by BBC Radio 2‘s Bob Harris, BBC 6music’s Tom Robinson, The Guardian, Drowned in Sound, Clash and Folk Radio. Today, though, Gallery 47 – aka Jack Peachey – makes his name by bringing you this week’s exclusive track.
Taken from his upcoming album, Adversity Breeds, today’s track is one of Peachey’s most prized tracks. As he explains:
“Mr Baudelaire is one of my oldest songs and a personal favourite. I wrote it at a time when a relentless schedule of live shows on the emerging Nottingham scene left me without a voice in 2012. I became very upset and believed that my musical career was over before it had begun. I remember feeling the lowest I’ve felt, and I became quite bitter at the idea of all these musicians tearing themselves apart in this desperate rat race. I wasn’t particularly stable, and I’m much more mellow nowadays, but this song was my resistance piece against an industry which, at the time, I blamed for leaving me broken and useless.”
He’s been likened to Conor Oberst, Sufjan Stevens and Bob Dylan. He certainly has the political conscious of the latter and, as such, we think that fans of Billy Bragg and Frank Turner will also enjoy Mr Baudelaire. As always, though, we’ll leave it up to you to decide how valid said comparisons are…