London-based singer-songwriter Tadhg Daly has just released his latest single, Figure It Out. Following in the style of previous releases Come Alive and Hit the Ground, the track continues Daly’s soft-spoken, melodic tone with touches of electric backing. It’s a warm, comforting piece of acoustic pop that’s radio-friendly.
Gliding on soft guitar strums, Daly croons his heartfelt lyrics with touching sincerity, reminiscent of Sam Fender at his more reserved. Interspersed with gentle acoustic picking, Figure It Out continually builds on its engrossing atmosphere before leading into a wrenchingly emotional chorus.
It’s clear to see that Daly fits in well with indie-pop friendly singer-songwriters like Paolo Nutini and Ben Howard, with a bright gift for melody and an emotive, distinctive voice. The production is also top-notch, with Figure It Out rising with a sweltering violin backing in the later bridge giving the song a grander feel.
This is a beautiful evolution in an evolving artist’s progression, giving us an insightful look into his world and his thoughts through caring, considerate lyrics and well-structured instrumentation. Hopefully, there’s more to come from this emerging individual.