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Issy Packer

Freelance music editor based in Bristol and Cornwall. If you see me shout as I’ll probably have my headphones on.

 Songwriter, guitarist and ex-Blaenavon drummer Harris McMillan has released his newest single ahead of the release of his debut EP

The track is grandiose in its melody, the sweeping instrumentals right at the forefront. The song starts slowly and softly before building and building towards McMillan’s soft-folk sound. His vocals run alongside the towering indie-folk instrumentals, subverting the trope of a traditional love song and making it more fitting to the modern day.

The song feels both nostalgic and completely fresh and unique. There is something soft and emotional in the storytelling of the lyrics, recalling vivid imagery of coastal seasides and tumultuous romances between lovers.

Coming in at over 5 minutes long, the song doesn’t become complacent; The Argument’ opens with McMillan’s warm vocal weaving between bowed double bass before swelling into its bracing folk-rock second section.

The debut EP ‘Figurehead‘ is out on 20th July via Everybody’s Records.

Watch/Listen to ‘The Argument‘: