Deep River’ is the latest full length release from Jon Allen, the third in his body of solo work and already he’s been described as being an arresting voice.
Theres something warm and familiar to the sound Allen crafts. It’s steeped deep in the heritage of his influences, and you can almost hear the vinyl crackle of yesteryear’s singer songwriters on these tracks. Drake & Dylan’s DNA is saturated into the blueprints of this, yet it manages to be it’s own affair. This is 11 tracks of love, loss and hurt crooned so sweetly it can’t help but grip you and resonate inward to the very marrow of your bones. It finds the insecure little part of you that still hurts from your last break up, makes it a warm cup of tea, feeds it sandwiches and says ‘There, there. It’s ok…’