Over the Creek
Passenger, Ed Sheeran, Laura Marling, Hozier, Paolo Nutini, Jake Bugg... the singer-songwriter movement has benefited from an infusion of fresh-faced talent in our young century. Up-and-coming folk-rocker George Ezra can now be added to this impressive list. His debut full-length, Wanted on Voyage, spotlights his most striking asset: a rich, warm and at times husky baritone that makes the 21-year-old Englishman sound significantly older. It's an instrument used to great effect on the album's numerous highlights, including the hit singles "Budapest" and "Blame It on Me."