I've just spent a few weeks in England, and usually I return with a handful of new music to share and to listen to further. This time, with BBC Radio One tuned in the rental car, driving from London to Leicester, then to North Norfolk and back, much of the playlist was annoying, high-pitched, auto-tuned disposable electro-pop, with a very, very few exceptions: Frank Carter and the Rattlesnakes, (who are receiving good airtime here, on Octane), and this man, who I first heard when driving the M1 a while back: the exceptional, wonderful Rag'N'Bone Man.
Rag'N'Bone Man's debut, full-length album, "Human", is available today, worldwide: the vinyl goes on sale in the USA very soon, but you can already download the digital version (I did).
Soulful, bluesy, strong and such a very memorable voice. Take a listen to the title track above, and the entire album. There are some beauties: it's an album that will grow with every listen. And find out more about Rag'N'Bone Man on Facebook and his website. Nominated for the Breakthrough award at this year's Brit Awards: if you're a UK resident you can vote here!
(For those who wonder, what's the meaning of "Rag'n'Bone": you can find out here.)