Discovery: James Kahn

Sea shanties had a bit of a resurgence last year (which was a nice surprise!), so it’s great to hear artists like James Kahn utilising them within their music.

By Jane Howkins

The Risin’ Of The Sea is the title of this track, with the lyrics having a link to the current refugee crisis, making it rather topical in nature. The vocal harmonies are the real star of the show here, sounding really haunting at times. The music itself is quite simple, consisting mainly of an accordion melody, but this suits the sea shanty genre down to the ground. Check the track out here: