For fans of Alt-J, Noah And The Whale, Laura Marling and Mumfords! Think kinda loosely branded folk-pop or nu-folk, using fiddle, mandolin and banjo, and poetic lyrics featuring pastoral references to harvests, orchards and, erm, cow-tipping expeditions …
Actor, folk singer and new-ish dad Johnny Flynn has had a busy few years. Returning to his roots in the theatre, filming with Kristen Stewart and looking after his son haven’t stopped him recording his third album, Country Mile, the follow up to 2010’s 'Been Listening'.
Flynn and longtime collaborator Adam Beach produced the album themselves, recording tracks in a number of different studios in London and New York over the last two years. An animated video for the 'Country Mile' track 'Tinker's Trail' has just been released.
“An extremely clever and nuanced record” - Mojo;
“Flynn has talent to burn” - Q;
“As celebrated for his soulful folk arrangements as he is for his theatre works” Evening Standard
“Sounds as pure as spring’s first snow drop” The Sun
And check out Channel 4’s documentary ‘Get Folked’ featuring Flynn!
2014 will also see Johnny star alongside Anne Hathaway in the film ‘Song One,’ a musically-tinged drama which will make its world premiere at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival next month. Flynn will also appear in a second film ‘Sils Maria’ with Chloë Grace Moretz, Kristen Stewart and Juliette Binoche.