Alex Thomas has a delivery that suggests he’s rather closely attached to the music he’s creating and he’s assembled a trusty selection of instruments to back up his vocals and acoustic guitar as he sends his message out into the ether. He’s the curator of this week’s Handful, selecting 5 tracks that he thinks you need to hear.
Here’s his handful of artists;
I grew up wanting to be Dan Wilson, to me he is just this ultra cool songwriter. His band Semisonic were the first band I truly loved, he co-wrote Adele’s mega song ‘Someone Like You’ most famously. I still want to be him, he’s my songwriting ‘God’.
I adore Alanis Morissette’s honesty, courage and drive to write from the most authentic and open place in her heart and soul. Her songs inspire me, endlessly.
Big World Blue (unsigned pick)
Jo Beth Young & Martyn Barker are Big World Blue, they are my friends, they have my besotted attention. The music they make together is beyond words, it’s like a great big light is being shone over you. I was very blessed to have them both work on my mini album.
Junius’s is an Icelandic songwriter, he has such a sweet and tender voice. He writes such melodic and easy to the ear songs, I was obsessed with this song last year, I needed weaning off it.
This guy just blows me away. He drips in class and has a voice that can knock trees down. This song in particular I find really touching, it’s so close and personal, so brave, so upfront and so honest.
If you make music and fancy trying your hand at a Handful, get in touch.