You will know Mulvey, who broke out from his former band Portico Quartet in 2011, for the exquisite, Mercury Prize nominated 2014 debut, First Mind. That album was celebrated for the way it combined expressive songwriting with everything from West African rhythms to electronic dissonance.
Wake Up Now, his remarkable second album, tackles that journey head on and brings those themes clearly to the surface. The result is an album that fizzes with vitality and variety, driven by lyrical themes that go to the heart of what it means to be alive. Nick Mulvey’s music is beautiful in its simplicity, a tonic for the times, and, above all, deeply musical.