Brighton singer-songwriter Edward Sansom has been impressive in his short career as a musician thus far. Not only has he played Glastonbury festival, but he won a bursary from the ‘Real Unsigned Project’ through Arts Council England and gained support from BBC Introducing in both Sussex and Surrey.
For good reason, too, as from his early singles so far he’s showcased an impressive nouse for brilliant pop music and, with latest single ‘I Got a Lover’, he’s taken a big stride even further up the pop ladder.
Influenced by everyone from Gaz Coombes, David Bowie, and Everything Everything, there’s a polished sheen to his work that you don’t often see in young musicians and ‘I Got a Lover’ is no different.
Dramatic and atmospheric, it hones in on Sansom’s moody vocals with aplomb. Describing his aesthetic, Sansom states that he aims, “To create a melancholic euphoria within my songs – to cut through the sweetness of pop with a razor sharp blade. Inventing a blissful yet cold “New dark pop’ genre”. No doubt achieving that, ‘I Got a Lover’ is incredibly impressive.