Campbell Sibthorpe releases new Album ‘Ytown’.
Music calls at the most unexpected moments in one’s life: that’s the case of Campbell Sibthorpe, bucolic singer-songwriter from a small village outside Bristol. The decision of making a career out of music was made while working as a cleaner in school halls, which is what makes Sibthorpe special: a constant reminding of his humble beginnings, scattered through his music.
Nowadays, the Melbourne-born singer has received overwhelming support from institutions the likes of Radio X and BBC Introducing, while also being given support slots for bands such as The Staves.
‘Ytown’ is a pastoral journey through Campbell’s native village. The feeling of being part of a small world, the need for escapism strategies, and the desire of something more: all recurrent themes in the Bristolian artist’s album. ‘Good Lord’ was pulled from the record as lead single: a folky but punchy chant that sees layered vocals and soudscapey pianos mixed with dark drums and bucolic guitars.
‘Dandelion’, on the other hand, is a soft ballad where Campbell reiterates the struggling feelings he owes to his hometown. As the singer explains: “I wanted the record to recall that feeling of driving through where you grew up one last time”, echoed by the song’s chorus, reciting “I want to breathe…”. The record is also infused with field recordings from that same village, where also the whole album was recorded, by Sibthorpe himself.
A must listen and a magical journey. Listen to ‘Ytown’ on Spotify: