It’s rare nowadays to come across an artist unhurried by technology, telling stories through song, simply for the pure joy of it. Singer/songwriter C.Macleod, however, is doing just that. Living on Scotland's Isle of Lewis, far away from the bright lights and never-ending rush of city life, a chance slot supporting Ethan Johns (on a tour of the Highlands in 2013) resulted in the pair working to create a timeless and remarkable digital EP entitled Old Fire, out today via BMG. The 3-song EP follows the 2016 release of C.Macleod's acclaimed track "Dream," which Clashheralded as “bewitching” and the Independent called “beautiful." C.Macleod will release his debut full-length album later this year.
Crystallizing his vision with producer Ethan Johns (Laura Marling, Kings of Leon, Paul McCartney), C.Macleod drew from the raw beauty of the Hebridean landscape, enfusing within Old Fire the underlying folk influences of home with distinctly contemporary elements. The result is, as The Line of Best Fit explains, “the sound of cosmic America via the wilds of the Hebrides."