New Music: Thomas LaVine – Calico

Calico is a new release from Thomas LaVine, an American musician we’ve featured here several times before in recent months.

By Jane Howkins

Calico is quite a slow song, opening with a gorgeous piano melody that melds in lovely style with Thomas’ vocals. The tempo ramps up a little more over time, with the percussion and guitar melodies being slowly added, although it never becomes too fast. The lyrics are immense, displaying a passion for storytelling and songwriting often missing from a lot of modern folk music. You can find the track below: