It’s beautiful, but do we really need another cover of Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah? That’s the only misfire on Alex Lloyd’s new album, which heralds the return of Liberation’s acoustic series. 

Alex-Lloyd-CoverLloyd is a quality songwriter and his tracks shine in this strippedback format. Opening with an intricate but intimate version of Amazing, he has reinvented his hits with clever arrangements – check out the Beatlesque strings in Coming Home. With titles such as Amazing, Never Meant To Fail, Green and Beautiful, this is essentially an acoustic Best Of. Of Lloyd’s six albums, only 2008’s Good In The Face Of A Stranger goes unrepresented.

Acoustica available August 5 via Liberation

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