Graham Reid | | 1 min read
Singer-songwriter Lynge's story may be
more interesting than his lowkey acoustic folk-pop: born in Denmark,
childhood in Greenland (where his father is the local Bob Dylan
apparently), back to Denmark, then to Los Angeles and Nashville,
debut album Beautiful Way to Drown recorded in LA in
Copenhagen in 2005 . . .
Hard to top that in life experience for
a 24-year old Inuit-Scandinavian musician who has played solo gigs in
London and drawn favourable comparisons with Cat Stevens, James
Taylor and Paul Simon.
Here is gentle, finger-picked acoustic
folk with subtle support from drums, backing vocals and occasional
Lynge is an optimistic voice in a
cynical world and songs like Infinitely You locate that in the
beauty of the world without sounding twee. Birds Eye View is
an almost perfect miniature.
He's less successful “going crazy” One Day at a Time, and some will cringe at the title of Love is My Umbrella before they even hear “I met a blind girl and I started believing . . . oh, it's easy to fall in love.”
track is hippie twaddle.
Those aside, Lynge is going his quiet
way amidst the haste, and his invitation to slow down is often quite