With a light, musical touch and beautifully cambered melodies, Flaming June have for a long time now been releasing music which will tickle folk fancies. And although they have reintroduced a fuller band sound for new EP ‘In Pursuit of Happiness’, the addition of new layers has done little to dampen those qualities.
IF anything, the new layers have added extra texture to Flaming June’s melodic tapestry. Previous EPs, more focussed on acoustic sounds, have been lovely explorations of female empowerment or lack thereof in the modern world. ‘In Pursuit of Happiness’ keeps these themes, but has more freedom to play with the structures and ideas thanks to the wider range of instruments involved.
The song above is a great example – clever song writing, full of great ideas and complimented by the ebb and flow of the full band sound. For more, the website is here.