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After a near death experience in 2013, lead singer and songwriter Allan Hyslop realised he needed to treasure every moment of his life by doing what he loved most, writing and performing music. Allan explains “Kosoti is the result of a few musicians and friends getting together to write songs and enjoy each other’s company. It started about eighteen months ago when a change in personnel gave us the impetus to try something different from what we’d previously been doing. The sound emerged and we knew there was something special being born…”
There’s a great vibe to this song which sits somewhere between folk, country and pop. It opens with excellent vocals and a really nice riff, the drumming and bass provide a solid backing. There are really nice changes in feel for the chorus with great building of tension and some really lovely harmonies.
The banjo adds a great element to the song which is really well arranged and produced. It has a great edge of sadness at times which contrasts excellently with the softer harmony sections and more laid back parts of the song. There’s also a great building of tension towards the end of the song with a final release.
The teaser video is embedded above. You can also catch Kosoti live at The Cluny 2, Newcastle Upon Tyne on the 19th May; Northumberland Live Festival, Blyth on 27th June and at the Mouth of the Tyne Festival, Tynemouth on 12th July. Click here for further details.