MICK J. CLARK
Croydon, United Kingdom
Mick J Clark has a voice that will take you away to autumn evenings with a songwriting style that is classic and full of love. ‘Soldier Boy’ is one of those songs, full of feelings of times once gone. A country/folk tune that tells a story as it hums along its chipper melody with rolling drums in the back and a woodwind topper that ties the whole song together. Mick J Clark has distilled years of his songwriting experience into ‘Soldier Boy’ and it shows, it's smooth and classic easy listening. Chuck it on a road trip playlist and you’re off.
The song opens with some clean acoustic strumming before the woodwind floats in on the breeze. The vocals take centre stage and the song really gets marching. The drums slap to a toe-tapping beat and the bass comes along for a dance, the vocals pick up and the woodwind adds some highlights to the verses and brings up the chorus. It's a swaying song, a how ya doin’ song and a grand ol’ tune.
Country lover or rock and roll dancer? Perhaps folk rock swayer? Whatever ails you, Mick J Clark’s got a cure, and it sure is swell. - FREDDIE MCKEE