Tim Hart The Narrow Corner“Walking on water is easy,” Boy & Bear drummer Tim Hart sings in the opening cut of his second solo album, “when water is ice.”

Indeed, Hart is performing no miracles here, delivering folk pop that’s familiar if a little unfashionable: “I’m foolish and fast-talkin’,” he reveals in Not Mine For The Asking; “I long to just fit in.” There’s a gentle, Simon & Garfunkel-like simplicity to his work, which is out of step with the complicated modern electro-pop world.

But his songs are strong, with exquisite harmonies, reminding of Josh Pyke and Augie March. Recommended.

The Narrow Corner is out Feb 2 via Universal.
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