EP Review: Callum Pitt – Poisoned Reveries

Callum Pitt

Words: Sammy Sadler

Easily one of my favourite artists at the minute, North East-based Callum Pitt has been on my ‘ones to watch for 2019’ for a little while now and he’s got something for everyone. With stunning falsettos, soaring melodies and delicate lyrics to match, previously released singles Forgotten Kids and Here If You Need provide the backbone of Callum’s debut EP Poisoned Reveries, accompanying another two new tracks to tickle your eardrums.

Overall, Poisoned Reveries sets a gorgeous musical landscape peppered with Americana notes, soothing riffs and fragile lyrics tackling sensitive topics. I actually received the EP a little while ago and I’ve enjoyed sitting with it on repeat, with each catchy chorus now swimming around in my head.

First up is my personal favourite Forgotten Kids which I reviewed when it was released earlier this year and it’s made its way onto the Spotify lists that I listen to the most. Filling that empty Foster The People hole in my heart, Forgotten Kids is THE perfect summer soundtrack and I can testify that it sounds amazing driving through the countryside in the sun with your windows down. Twinkling melodies complement Callum’s lush falsetto and by the end you’ll be singing each lyric.

Leaning more towards Callum’s folk element, Here If You Need addresses the issues of mental health and it really is stunning. Thought-provoking verses swirl around silky keys that soar into hopeful choruses that’ll you’ll get lost in.

The first unreleased single and the third track on the EP, Knocked The Wind Right Out Of Me, opens delicately with intricate guitar licks before swelling into cheerful melodies jam-packed with Americana harmonies and a lush chorus leading into more of a fast-paced soundscape. 

Moving into the final track Slow My Heart Rate Down, we’re offered yet another feather to Callum’s musical bow with a sweet sounding instrumental that expands into a crescendo of dramatic keys and vocals before slowing it back down again with Callum’s dulcet harmonies.

A lush EP that should be the soundtrack for your summer.

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