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Simon Maggs: ‘The Art of Being Alone’ EP Unleashed

The Art of Being Alone by Simon Maggs, cover artwork.

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Simon Maggs, a promising artist from Winchester, United Kingdom, has released his debut EP, “The Art of Being Alone”, which is a four-track anthology that spans a concise yet impactful duration of fourteen minutes and twenty-seven seconds. The EP features folksy, indie, storytelling (sometimes protest-y) songs that capture the lyrical spirit of the likes of Billy Bragg, The Smiths, Frank Turner, and I Am Kloot.

Simon’s songs draw on the folk tradition of contemporary social themes, often with popular cultural references and occasional kitchen-sink drama narratives, together with reflections on his northern roots. The instrumentals themselves play a crucial role, crafting a melodic backdrop that mirrors the emotional ebb and flow of the encounter, effectively enhancing the resonance of the lyrical storytelling.

“Bookshop Sunset” exemplifies exceptional musical storytelling, with a particularly noteworthy synergy between the vocals and instrumentals. The song’s instrumentals create a melodic backdrop that perfectly complements the lyrics, resulting in a captivating and immersive experience. “The Art of Being Alone,” the namesake of the EP, shines as an outstanding piece in Simon Maggs’ musical catalog. The song opens with a melodic rhythm and is accompanied by the guitar, casting an enchanting aura right from its inception. The song’s lyrics are poignant and relatable, and the instrumentals complement them perfectly, creating a beautiful and immersive experience.

“The Art of Being Alone” EP is an impressive debut from Simon Maggs, and it is clear that he has a unique narrative-driven musical style.

The EP is a bewitching musical journey that is sure to leave listeners wanting more…The Art of Being Alone

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