If there’s one thing Josh Kemp does, it’s play gigs. One glance at any of his social networking sites will tell you that he seems to be constantly on the road, playing a multitude of gigs every week, and not keeping it down to just one a day. This summer sees him play the likes of Y Not among a plethora of other festivals, and it’s a wonder he gets half a chance to write music between it all. After the release of his most recent EP, Sofa Surfin’ (review here), he’s released a piano version of his next track, Stupid Cupid, prior to its official release next week.
Josh’s signature acoustic guitar and loops open the track, before the vocals break over the track with the control and depth of Frank Turner. In response, the instrumental picks up in a style akin to Counting Crows, creating a timeless, silky sound that prevails for the majority of the track. Far away from staying same-some throughout, though, the sound picks up to drop apart at its crescendo, leaving a soft instrumental close to the work of art, just shy of the four minute mark. The lyricism remains the crowning feature of the track, with Josh’s clear vocal work making the lyrics stand-out and memorable.
The official music video for the track is released next week, and until then you can check out the piano teaser of the track, due to be a part of his second EP, below –