by tom johnson
There’s something wholly satisfying about an artist arriving free of PR clamour and hype, backed only by the accompanying music – it’s even more gratifying when said track is followed by another swooning gem that further solidifies that initial fondness.
Which brings us neatly on to ‘Circles‘, the rich and endearing new song from Nashville’s Bantug. Still something of a secretive presence (‘Bantug‘s IRL name is even left off the official song credits) this heartening solo project comes of age here, following previous track ‘Waiting’ with a new adventure that adds deep layers of lush instrumentation to that most accessible of lead vocals. And it really is a fascinating tool; drifting between a yearning, hearty cry and something far more delicate and textured, bringing a gleaming and somewhat inescapable light to the whole thing. Check it out below.