Tom Cridland – “Falling off the Rails”

The peppy “Falling off the Rails” is an energetic, catchy track with contagious brass flourishes and symphonic bursts. The latest from Tom Cridland, of previously featured act The Tomicks, “Falling off the Rails” reminds of soul/jazz incorporation within pop during the ’80s, from acts like The Style Council. Strings and brass converge around 01:50 for a delectable bridge, before launching into the final minute.

Cridland was recently featured in The Daily Mail, touching on how lifestyle changes impacted his work as a musician — particularly, how overcoming alcoholism resulted in a flurry of writing: “Discovering a remarkable ability to write songs in January has saved my life. I’ve been practically unable to stop songwriting since and have recorded 130 songs this year, which I will be releasing every week indefinitely, alongside working on further material.”

“Falling off the Rails” and other memorable tracks from this month can also be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of September 2019’ Spotify playlist.

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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