If you’re prone to paying attention to such things, you may recognise Nico Casal’s name from scores to Oscar-nominated films. More likely, however, you’ll be first coming across his subtle, but no-less-affecting, mix of piano and synth on his upcoming debut album, Alone. The first tracks we’ve heard already start telling a story: ‘I’m Not Angry Yet’ and ‘Ready To Talk’ resonate with the longing and building tension familiar to the end of any relationship. Casal holds back the perfect amount, allowing you the time and space to fully explore his compositions, to embrace each one and find a resting place within them.

Nico Casal – Alone
March 5, 2019 – The Point Of Departure
Buy Live: Purcell Room, Southbank Centre on March 29th