A troubadour in the truest sense, songwriter Calming River has been plying his trade for some time now, travelling Europe and sharing his very own brand of mature acoustica. Having spent time in the UK, Netherlands, Australia and New Zealand, he has now settled in Denmark, where his excellent new EP ‘The Ones That We Left Behind’ was recorded.
Recorded in the city of Aarhaus with Rasmus Nielson on production duties, the EP only contains four songs, but boasts more depth than many full length albums. Take the song above, ‘Solemn Witness’ as an example. That soulful voice matches perfectly against the intricacies of the guitar work, making for a compelling sound all by itself. Add the emotional depth of the lyrics and you’ve got a real contender on your hands.