Thu. Oct 1st, 2020

Renowned For Sound

For the latest music reviews and interviews

Single Review: Moya – ‘The Acoustic EP’

2 min read

Hailing from the sunny seaside town of Brighton, singer-songwriter Moya is preparing for the release of a light introductory collection titled, The Acoustic EP.

Containing four tracks which all encompass that beautiful acoustic vibe and soulful voice of the rising starlet, The Acoustic EP is a delicate collection that, though fleeting at only a brief 15 minute duration, proves a memorable entrance for Moya into the world of the mainstream.

Starting off with I’m Losing More Than I’ll Ever Know we are taken into Moya’s world of softly sung vocal bliss. The opening number is a piano led introduction that aches with vulnerability as the singer pleads “please stop crying” throughout the track as she performs a cover of a Primal Scream classic. The track is stripped back and heart-wrenching as it depicts a relationship falling apart after what the singer describes as a ‘betrayal’ while repeatedly begging for forgiveness. Moya’s vocals ring out with a bluesy tone as she roars through the opening ballad.

Two original tracks are featured on The Acoustic EP. Heroine leads the way in showcasing the songwriting talents held by the rising star along with the following On My Own which sees the singer trading in her piano tinkering for the laid back instrumentation of an acoustic guitar creating a perfectly gentle and moving filling to the EP with the latter standing out as the highlight track on this release.

Closing the EP is the John Martyn cover Don’t Want To Know which Moya has taken under her wing and made her own. Originally recorded by Martyn for the late musicians 1973’s Solid Air studio release, Moya breathes life into yet another classic. Moya’s vocals are almost haunting on the track as she opens the number with some beautiful, soulful notes that cause goosebumps as they flow throughout the closing number making the track and EP a memorable one indeed.

The 4 track collection fills in some time while the musician puts the finishing touches on her debut record which is due for release in May.

The acoustic offering that we are offered here gives us a taster into the talents of perhaps one of the UK’s next big vocalists and we here at Renowned For Sound anticipate the singers soon to be released full length album.