Rising Glaswegian singer-songwriter Murdo Mitchell gives us a glimpse into his mind, capturing his experience during the pandemic on debut EP Stay Nocturnal. Carried by Mitchell’s emotive vocals, the EP moves through deeply personal themes of addiction and failed relationships on a bed of heavily reverbed synths, earthy guitars and thumping beats.
Moving from the acoustic style of “Hide,” to an anthemic folk-tinged exploration of human hardship on “Faded,” Stay Nocturnal, displays the young talent’s full musical potential and range underpinned by mature song writing. Two stand-out tracks bookend the four-track EP as the atmospheric feel of guitar-led opener “Hollow,” switches smoothly into the dreaminess of synth-tinged, electro-infused final track “You Feel It.”
With lush uplifting sonics juxtaposed against dark, introspective narratives, Stay Nocturnalis a collection haunting, honest songs which channel Mitchell’s sharp ability to communicate his feelings within delicate instrumentals as he continues to hone his craft – going from a 11-year-old in love with music to busking on streets to finally emerging as talent who can capture hearts with his transportive productions.
Connect with Murdo Mitchell : Facebook | Instagram