Nicolas Falcon – [2011] Nicolas Falcon


Folky post indie rock. This acoustic guitar vocal gem is the debut album by Italian artist Nicolas Falcon. Voice, guitar, piano (in that order) are all it takes him to write thoughtful, entertaining songs. The (apparent) love ballad I Promise features the following lines:

But I promise you baby
I’ll never let your heart break
I promise to break all the promises I make

The album contains 9 similarly ironic tracks, from ballad to pop rock. My two picks are:

Tall Oak Tree is a slightly melancholic, slightly eclectic piece of songwriting.

Cyanide Surprise has hilariously (hopefully) sarcastic lyrics and a fitting whistle solo.

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