Aled Rheon : Stay With Me / Wrap Up Warm (AA single)2016 : Jigcal
I confess Aled Rheon's Sêr yn Disgyn was amongst the first Welsh language music I bought - there's a review of it here. It was a great debut - I still think as 'quietly and softly exhilarating' as the review said at the time.
This new AA side single has two new tracks from his forthcoming EP, both sung in English.
Stay With Me is a departure - it is a short, optimistic and upbeat track with a shuffling handclap beat; but Wrap Up Warm is where there is real progress even from the poised Sêr yn Disgyn - it is a simple guitar and clear voiced song about evolving but always tender advice from a mother to a growing child; quite extraordinary and distinctive. Mid way there is a perfectly judged cello too, but this song really is about the lyrics and the emotional tone of the voice they are delivered with; it could so easily be a sentimental nostalgic syrup, but its not: the chorus is heart-rending in its grace.
ALED RHEON I Stay With Me
ALED RHEON I Wrap Up Warm