U.K. singer/songwriter George Ezra just released his Columbia Records debut album entitled "Wanted On Voyage" on January 27th. The album reached #1 on the album charts in his home country as he is looking to also accomplish that feat here in the U.S. The album's lead single "Budapest" is on its way of making it into the Top 20 on the singles charts.
The new twelve-song release begins with the acoustic folk chant of "Blame It On Me" as Ezra's style fits perfectly alongside Mumford & Sons as breath of fresh Americana air. The single, "Budapest" has a chugging rhythm as Ezra's vocals are so pure and true that you'd follow him anywhere. He brings along the feel of his home country in the clap/stomp beat of "Cassy O," then injects a little reggae into his sound on "Listen To The Man." The album's rawness only adds to the purity of his sound as in "Leaving It Up To You" and with pop acoustics of "Over The Creek." He continues to mix pop and Americana music on the dark sounding album closer "Spectacular Rival."
George Ezra is currently wrapping a U.S. tour with Sam Smith 0n February 4th, then jumps on tour fellow newcomer Hozier beginning March 2nd in Canada. For a complete list of tour dates and to find out more about his new album "Wanted On Voyage," please visit georgeezra.com.