Seafieldroad - Seafieldroad
- Camilla Pia
- 10 November 2011
Thoroughly beguiling second effort showcases a spine-tingling delivery
It’s a shock to find Swimmer One and Seafieldroad’s Andrew Eaton-Lewis stripped of all his usual sonic accoutrements. But this second solo effort of piano-backed ballads is thoroughly beguiling. Rich, sonorous vocals are the focal point here and there’s minimal treatment of them; giving Seafieldroad the feel of an intimate home session.
Highlights include ‘Cramond Island Causeway’, which showcases a spine-tingling vulnerability to the Edinburgh-based songwriter’s delivery and a real romance to his storytelling, as do ‘What Became Of Pinky And Honker’, ‘The Coastal Path’ (complete with references to chips and cheese) and ‘You Are The Only Place On The Map’ – a must-hear as Eaton-Lewis croons, ‘I wish I could make a map of everything/So that you would know exactly where my heart lives/That would be more use than all these stupid songs I sing.’ We’re not so sure …