Honest, the debut single from Nottingham five piece Falling Off Maps will be released on 12 August through Square Peg Round Hole Recordings. It is taken from the forthcoming debut album A Seaside Town In Winter, a title that conjures up some rather bleak images.
Honest is a slow and haunting track. Dave Wright’s high and almost whispered vocals seem to float over a restrained backing of strings and acoustic guitar, with some lovely backing vocals creating an atmospheric effect. A nice bass line gives depth to the sound, acting as a counterpoint to the vocal. It’s a love song that speaks of longing and desperate need: “If I could be yours, I could be honest.”
This is a decent song, and it acts as a good taster for the album to come. Falling Off Maps have a carefully constructed sound that is nuanced and laid out to a particular plan. A Seaside Town In Winter is one to look forward to.
Support Band: Square Peg Round Hole Recordings.