Home / News / Single / Single Review: Nick Davies – “Earth Without Art”

Single Review: Nick Davies – “Earth Without Art”

Nick Davies is an up-and-coming English singer/songwriter. Born in Fazakerley, Liverpool, and based in Anthem, Arizona, Davies showcases a unique musical approach, combining classic art pop melodies and blues rhythms on a string-based foundation. His latest single, “Earth Without Art,” continues the skillful implementation of those characteristics, and was pertinently written amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

The single opens with a shimmering, 70s-inspired Hammond B3 chord sequence, Davies’s ‘old soul’ singing emitting a distinctly British tone similarly reminiscent of that generation’s representative vocalists. Emotive as it is grooving, the song centers on a somber reality as a result of present turmoil, with mere glimpses of nature’s recovery seeming like an ironically beneficial, albeit still-distant byproduct in part with the world’s lifestyle. Its gradually-implemented acoustic guitars add lushness to the feel going forward, as Davies continues expressing the contentious uncertainty of our circumstances. Once the crunchy guitar-driven, piano-backed, and harmony-tinged chorus hits, Davies stresses the importance of heartfelt creativity in an era where such modes are otherwise challenged. A big plus for the song, from a thematic standpoint, lies in its unaltered, broad pop appeal, as it doesn’t necessarily feel the need to explicitly emphasize frequently used, quarantine era clichés. Davies has a solid sound as this decade moves forward, and whatever future material releases thereafter is certain to stack up.

Nick Davies Socials:


Breaking Ground
Lyrical Voice

User Rating: No Ratings Yet !

About Jake Kussmaul

I come from a family who is passionate about all things music. I learned to sing at an early age, and by 13, had my very own Fender Strat guitar. I tried my hardest at learning all that I could. Because I was born with cerebral palsy, I had to teach myself an adaptive playing style. I learned to write and record my own music, despite these difficulties. In college, I started making great use of my writing abilities by reviewing music, as well as copy editing. I guess it's best to stick with what you know, while welcoming a fair challenge at the same time.

Check Also

LOVE THE HATE Release Official Music Video for Upcoming Single, “Solid Ground”!

Mobile, AL based Heavy Rock band LOVE THE HATE has released the dark, modern official music video …

%d bloggers like this: