North London singer/songwriter Louis Dunford has shared his brand new single ‘The Angel’ from his forthcoming second EP ‘The Popham’ set for release on 25th March.
Following on from a string of acclaimed releases, ‘The Angel’ is a confessional but cathartic track, and is an ode to the place Louis calls home. The single showcases Louis’ unrivalled lyrical abilities, endearing vulnerability and looks set to become a future live favourite.
Speaking about the track Louis says: ‘I wrote this song about my home town. Anyone who’s lived in North London as long as I have will recognise the people and the places I’m talking about in the lyrics. Some that are still here and some that are not. It’s my family and friends favourite song I’ve ever written. Everyone’s London is different. I tried my best to capture ours’
Louis forthcoming EP ‘The Popham’ will feature six songs including ‘The Angel’ and recent single ‘My Generation’. ‘The Popham’ follows on from Louis’ acclaimed debut EP The Morland released last year which encompassed not only Louis’ musicality but also his honesty, humour and sheer likability. From the depth of personal emotion showcased on Ballad of Benjamin to the cheerfully nostalgic lead track When We Were Hooligans, the EP was a perfect introduction to the unique sound of Louis Dunford.
Louis has had a rapid rise to success in a short space of time and has garnered key tastemaker support from i-D, Clash, Complex, SBTV and Wonderland. With a notebook never too far, Louis nostalgically writes about his own observations of friends, family and life, always telling stories that need to be told. Using his songs like a journal, his lyrics are often a cathartic release and a way to honestly approach tragedy or share everyday humour through frank storytelling and raw and gritty delivery.
Louis’ acclaimed live show sees the songwriter’s music and distinctive voice truly take on a new dimension. Louis’ incredible sold-out headline shows at Lafayette and St Pancras Old Church last year whet fans’ appetites for upcoming performances. Kickstarting a busy year for the North London artist, Louis will be supporting Jake Bugg on his Bristol, Oxford and Southampton dates, before setting off on his own headline tour playing across Brighton, Leeds, Nottingham, Dublin, Birmingham Manchester and London’s iconic Union Chapel which sold out in a week. Tickets for the rest of the tour dates are on sale here.
With ‘The Popham’ EP set for release on 25th March, Louis Dunford is gearing up for what looks like his most successful year yet.
UK Tour Dates 2022
*supporting Jake Bugg
1st April – o2 Academy, Bristol*
3rd April – o2 Academy, Oxford*
4th April – Guildhall, Southampton*
5th April – Hope & Ruin, Brighton (SOLD OUT)
7th April – Chameleon Arts Club, Nottingham (SOLD OUT)
9th April – Headrow House, Leeds (SOLD OUT)
11th April – Workman’s Cellar, Dublin
12th April – YES Basement, Manchester (SOLD OUT)
20th April – Sunflower Lounge, Birmingham (SOLD OUT)
21st April – Union Chapel, London (SOLD OUT)