The folk-revival prevalent in our post-Mumford & Sons culture has been a rather mixed bag. On the one hand, you've got full neckbeards in fashion – the worst thing to happen to fashion ever – and an obsession with craft ale and organic food that borders on the parodic. On the other hand, it's given prominence to songwriters of an often-maligned genre – for too long the world has laboured under the misapprehension that all folk songs were obsessed with tra-la-la-ing through fields in the merry month of May. Always May.
Well, it's June now, and folk is still around – here's a great example by English singer-songwriter Passenger. You may recognise him from the ridiculously good “Let Her Go”. Now he's back with new single “Heart's On Fire”. Crack open a Brew Dog Punk IPA, have a listen and let us know what you think?