“People of the Land” is a gripping new track from London-based artist Bozard, who crafts an engaging folk sound with blues and roots influence. Jazzy percussive looseness and weaving-in acoustics complement a reserved vocal lead to start, opening aptly with the line “Well, I remember the day that I arrived here.” The “sitting the pavement,” perk-up casts a feeling of wonder, aptly capturing the feeling of ambition and daring to go beyond conventions. The addition of strings plays beautifully, adding vibrant qualities to the transitioning from quainter folk into a more energetic chorus. “People of the Land” is exemplary of Bozard’s strong songwriting.
Bozard elaborates further: “It is a song about being your weirdest possible self. About plunging into foreign waters, about fleeing familiar arms, about choosing to be something or someone or somewhere.”
“People of the Land” and other memorable tracks from this month can also be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of December 2021’ Spotify playlist.
The track is also featured in the genre-based, best-of Spotify compilation Emerging Indie Folk.