Our Song of the Day is a track premier from Cardiff based singer songwriter and fingerstyle guitarist David Ian Roberts. David is teaming up with Cambrian Records to release Slow Gold his first new recording since his self released debut album ‘St Clears’ came out in late 2014 and was a Featured Album of the Month on FRUK (read the review here). Listen to (and download) Slow Gold below:
The track was produced by Andrew Lawson of Fieldgate studios near Cardiff (where it was also recorded), which sees Roberts creating a more expansive sound than on his previous release. Roberts layers double tracked vocals and thick harmonies, various guitar, drums, piano and organs, and also calls in extra musicians for double bass, cello and flute parts. It was recorded quickly in just two sessions and is a showcase of Roberts multi-instrumental and studio arrangements, whilst also leaving the lead vocal and main acoustic guitar part at the centre of the piece.
“I wrote the song a few months ago and since then it’s definitely been my favourite song to play live. I put it at the end of my set almost every time and have got a great crowd response to it. I was so excited to go into this great studio and just be creative with the arrangement for it, and have some amazing musicians come and play.”
Slow Gold is available as a free download above and from David’s website here: http://www.davidianroberts.com/