Iconic Brighton is no stranger to indie bands, sonically related to the mod and rocker sounds of yesteryear made famous by The Who in their feature film Quadrophenia, the British seaside town is home to Mr Nelson King. His brand new album, entitled Shine, features this song which now makes an appearance as a single. Leaping from musical genre like Mario on Goombas, Nelson King now stands with two feet firmly on the hard nosed Koopa Trooper that is Lo-Fi rock n roll.
A jumpy drumbeat pierces the quiet and a simple acoustic guitar plucks and strums in a combination of emotive musical expression. Nelson adds vocals in the neat lines of a semi-poetic story, a hymn to the loving spirit within us all. Empathic verse lines with a catchy chorus create an easily digestible piece of music, played on steel string guitar and a small drum kit.
Skill and proficiency frame the song and with great lines sung in a moody yet uplifting way, Nelson King's Shine On sets a good tone and standard for his new album. Listen to the new single in this music video.