Discovery: Old Tom & The Lookouts

Alive is a stunning new song from American folk band Old Tom & The Lookouts, reminding me a little of Bruce Springsteen’s more folky work.

By Jane Howkins

The song also contains elements of Americana, bluegrass and country music, although folk is the name of the game here. The banjo melody that occasionally appears is a lovely surprise and I really enjoyed the violins – the vocals suit the style of music well too. It has a really heartfelt feel to it and the lyrics will suck you in straight away – don’t just take my word for it though, check out Alive below!