NICK KINGSWELL, “Homesick”
Nick Kingswell is a new name to get to know for fans of folk-influenced rock that is more accessible than, say, the music of Bon Iver. Nick hails from Australia but relocated to London, England. “Homesick” is the song that documents his move, but the result is an anthem of sorts that anyone can identify with. What’s impressive about this are the rock guitar elements, which plays into what James Bay offered on his Electric Light album, to get away from worldly rock troubadour status. Then there’s an unexpected string arrangement that’s just the kind of icing that a diverse song like this needs. All in all, “Homesick” is an engaging, satisfying song that will appeal to fans of the aforementioned plus perhaps those of James Blunt, Hozier, and Vance Joy too.