By James Holder
Posted September 2, 2015
My first thought when I hit
Long was born in Wigan and grew up in Wiltshire before moving to London aged 17 to attend university. It was here where he really started to come into his own as a performer and as a songwriter, and
Anyway all of the above led the Wigan native to where he’s sat today, watching new album Ode To Thinking land at number 23 on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart and number 19 on the Folk Chart. Not bad ey?
The reason why I’m writing all of this is that the first single to be taken from aforementioned new album I’m Not Going Out Tonight has recently been given a shiny new
The brilliance of I’m Not Going Out Tonight is in its simplicity. It feels stripped back, back to basics but most of all it feels natural. There’s a kind of elegance to this song that you simply don’t get with many folk tunes. There’s a great flow to Long’s songwriting, and he has a voice which I could
There’s nothing that I don’t like about I’m Not Going Out Tonight and in all honesty I can’t give it much higher praise than that. I might have been a bit late to the party on this one, but now I’m here I don’t want to leave. Mr Long has just gained another fan.