Tynesider and ballad aficionado Stephen Mordue has been hard at work making some new material for us local music fans to enjoy. His latest EP entitled ‘Connect Yourself’ is out on Tuesday 16th and I managed to obtain a sneak preview before its release.
The EP has all the makings of a Stephen Mordue project: traditional and rhythmic guitar riffs set against folky vocals that tell a story with each word. Musicality and simplicity seem to merge to form what I can only describe as an EP that you must sit and truly listen to – this is not background music.
Lyrically speaking, this EP is chock full of wisdom and substance. Life, love and everything are between is put into perspective – and it’s a genuine pleasure to listen to.
Partnered with the ambitious vocal melodies and the range of notes that Mordue aims for, this EP certainly has the power to reset the soul.
The EP will be available shortly at soundcloud.com/stephenjmordue.