UK Artist of the Week: Carl Street

Johnny Cash, is that you? Unfortunately not, but you’d be forgiven for thinking so if Carl Street’s “Bunking The Midnight Train” is anything to go by. His latest country-tinged single transports you back in time for all the right reasons—and we can’t get enough.

Mental health has been a topic on many people’s minds recently. In the current circumstances, whilst many of us are in lockdown and away from our families and friends, it can be difficult to stay positive, but it’s the strength from our loved ones that allows us to persevere.

Despite having not been written in the light of the current climate, “Bunking The Midnight Train” feels poignantly appropriate for this moment. Inspired by his partner Mandy, it may be sonically upbeat, but lyrically it tackles themes of everyday struggle—something we can all relate to right now. Carl’s deep, rich vocals are at the forefront throughout, clearly influenced by Johnny Cash with hints of John Prine and Mike Plume as well.

“Bunking The Midnight Train” is taken from Carl Street’s debut album of the same name, which is in stores now.

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