Folky love song ‘You’ is newcomer Lynden’s second release to date. With heartwarming lyrics and laidback guitars, the track is a promising showcase of the Burnley-born singer’s talents.
The new single comes two years after Lynden’s debut release, titled ‘See You’. Showcasing a similar acoustic guitar-laden sound, ‘You’ serves to establish the singer-songwriter’s folk-infused artistry.
An opening consisting of steady chord progressions quickly sets the calm and atmospheric tone of the track. With the introduction of Lynden’s deep and husky leading vocals, the track develops into a beautiful love song.
Heart on the line lyrics describe Lynden’s most intimate thoughts. Despite the challenges of writing a love song, the track holds a touching sense of emotional awareness. Recounting the couple’s journey so far, ‘You’ centres around the shared love binding two people together.
With an endearing sense of vulnerability, the track carefully captures even the imperfect aspects of relationships. Exploring themes of insecurity and doubt, there is a pervading sense of anxiety throughout.
As the chorus sets in with the gentle clash of cymbals, the sense of uncertainty seems to ease. Driven by more prominent guitars and steady drumbeats, the minimal production of the track maintains its sense of authenticity.
At over four minutes long and with a stripped-back approach throughout, the track can feel repetitive at times. It is ultimately near the end of the track where it seems to pick up. As the track enters its final chorus, drums and guitars softly culminate, as Lynden’s vocals provide a moving finale to the piece.
With candid songwriting and crafted instrumental production, Lynden’s potential as a new artist can’t be doubted. While it would be great to hear a more diverse display of the Northerner’s talents, ‘You’ offers a hopeful start.