We’ve heard some great releases from the folks at Lunaria Records this year, and we have another treat from the label in the form of the new single from the Mark Pontin Group.
Everything (Tomorrow) is taken from Mark Pontin’s latest release, Kaleidoscope, which will be released on 26th November. The new single is a lavish, bluesy number with soaring strings and emotive vocals. There is also the impeccable guitar skills of Mark Pontin on show as well.
Kaleidoscope represents a change for Mark Pontin in that the scope of his writing has seen him moving into embellishing his songs with strings and brass. The effect is brilliant and adds a sumptuous depth to his already great sound. There are the classic blues licks but there are also sounds of Steely Dan in some of the harmonies, hints of Richard Hawley in the lush nature of the music and a harder element in certain riffs. There is genuinely plenty to satisfy.
Everything (Tomorrow) starts out as a loungy number with dulcet keys and warm strings. Pontin’s lyrics talk of things not being as they seem and vocally he shows a range in his repertoire. The solo guitar parts in the middle of the song weep and when Pontin hits his stride with the closing solo, it feels out of the ordinary. Yes, it’s the blues, but there is a unique style at play.
Check out the video for Everything (Tomorrow) below.