Following two European sold out support tours with Lamb, comes this melody-laden single from Leeds based singer songwriter Jay Leighton, the second from his debut solo album Hours. The single version of ‘Devil & I’ is given a arguably more stoked brush up, re-recorded and remixed by Monkey Gun, this version is somehow tighter more direct than the album version.
Jay shot and directed the video himself, a slight play on Wuthering Heights and Withnail & I, on the Yorkshire Moors, Dirk Hill, Ilkley Moor and Bracken Woods if you must know.
It is a good thing that yet another standard of the alternative is flying high as music continues to expand and open up. Now and then, a surprise or two is good for your musical soul. If this ground is trodden with more regularity, there will be no complaint from me. 7.2