Fortunate Fool


Fortunate Fool

  • Label: Sudden Hunger
  • Catalogue number: SH003
  • Format: 7 inch
  • Genres: Beats Downtempo, Downtempo, Folk Funk, Jazz, Soul Jazz
  • Origin: United Kingdom



  1. Fortunate Fool
  2. Berwick Street Blue

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Wyllowe is Anna Sheard and Rory More – a nascent writing duo with a shared enjoyment of all things folky and groovy (think early '70s Sergio Mendes, '60s sunshine pop and modal jazz versions of Scarborough Fair). The new 7-inch release ‘Fortunate Fool’ is a rolling and loping affair with a lilting melody accompanied by a chiming 12-string Fender, electric piano and Lowrey organ; its soaring lament and understated groove is an open-road elbows-in-the-wind driving song.

The B side, ‘Berwick Street Blue’, brings to the fore Anna's alluring lyricism and Rory's oscillant motifs calling to mind the compositions of continental soundtrack composers and the sonorous femme-fronted productions of the late 1960s. Lush choral harmonies, layered guitars and resonant piano and organ ebb and flow over a soulfully intoned lyrical paean to a part of London lost and changed forever.

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