Artist: The Boy who Trapped the Sun, Album: “Fireplace”
Take a trip to the Isle of Lewis with Colin Mcleod,
a.k.a. The Boy who Trapped the Sun.
Arrive at a Golden (Track 1) shore,
where waves wash, while a harmonica hums
and lightly, a guitar strums.
Here begins The Boy’s acoustic autobiography.
Songs about family, home, youth and love.
Without superimposing semantics,
the tagline from 500 Days of Summer
seems to share similar sentiments,
“this is not a love story, this is a story about love…”
I See You
Lyrics are both affectionate and wry,
from romantic folk fairytales sang in a melodic island accent
(I See You, Track 4)
to tunes which bounce merrily along to the story of a love gone wrong
(Dreaming Like a Fool, Track 8).
Like people who shake their head whilst saying “yes”.
Fireplace (Track 3) is comforting.
I’m not from Lewis, but it makes me think of home
(and we never used our fireplace).
Dreaming Like a Fool
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