Falcon Down is a solo musician from the UK and after splitting with a previous band TheLlamas, Daniel Childerley rediscovered his passion for music and started creating music as Falcon Down. The music within his latest release Delusions of Grandeur offers listeners an interesting mix of folky jazz-inspired music that is simple, yet carries an enjoyable depth to it.
The opening track is a bit melancholy but the second track “Contradictive Lady” has a sweet character to it and the simple yet hypnotic guitar paired with the calculated bass create a nice song that I can see being played at some smoky lounge in a cool city. “Midnight” has a really jazzy persona to it and it asks an interesting question, “how much do you really know about the people that come in contact with you?” Childerley is obviously a poet and he lends those skills to the songwriting of this album.
The song with the same name as the album, which is also the closing track, starts off with a very uplifting guitar chord and then surprisingly, a beautifully sweet female starts to softly sing. Then, her voice begins to rise above and emits a steady demeanor as she speaks about losing a lover. The lyrics are very telling and spare no details; “oh how quickly you forgot me baby, you promised me heaven… if I can muster the strength I will come back burning brighter again.”
The vocals emitted by Falcon Down is interesting, at time shallow and at other times the music reflects itself through a very deep well of artesian water. There is clarity within the music on Delusions of Grandeur and overall the album is a pleasant listen and is well recorded.
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