Discovery: Isabel Inkcap

Isabel Inkcap is a folk singer songwriter based in Southend-on-sea, Essex. She’s just come to my attention thanks to her new track and explores themes of identity and authenticity asking how we can be the honest versions of ourselves. It’s called Little King.

Little King was recorded in St Clement’s church and the place contributes almost as much to the track as Isabel does herself. The track opens with the sound of ringing church bells before we get the echoing of acoustic guitar and Isabel’s beautiful vocals within its space. The whole piece is infused with a sense of nostalgia drawing on traditional folk as well as more modern influences such as Big Thief and Laura Marling.

The track was self-recorded and self-produced by Isabel alongside her bandmate Tom Davis. You can give it a listen below.

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