The debut single from Scotland's Megan Airlie is truly something special. "After River" meets somewhere between traditional and alt folk. It reminds me of Lady Lamb's early more bare bones work (or her Tender Warriors Club EP) but mixed with a little jazz/soul. Her voice is truly the focus of the song. Airlie says of the song: "It was birthed from one of the hardest times of my life and was the first song I had written in a year. I had been in hospital, arrested and dumped and I thought to myself what best to do other than sing?"
You can listen to "After River" below. The single is available for free via Megan Airlie's Bandcamp on Bloc Music Records. For more on Megan Airlie, check out her Facebook and website.