Mark Vanilau – Simplicity
Kiwi singer/songwriter Mark Vanilau came out of the gates hot, with his massive debut single ‘Giant Of the Sea,’ which was one of my favourite tunes of the past year. While, if I’m honest, this isn’t quite on the same level, but it’s still a lovely little tune, with just a smidgeon of Alt-Country infused into it’s Pacifican Soul. It kinda reminds me of early Ben Harper in a really good way. It was produced by Warren Maxwell of Trinity Roots and Little Bushman fame, he’s done a great job of, in keeping with the themes/title of the song, keeping it simple. Nice work.