WL//WH Track Of The Day: AIDAN McCORMACK VOLLER “What is Mine pt. 2”


Apparently with a high-sounding name difficult to remember, but which brings together hints of a revered American writer and a memorable near past German bomber, Aidan McCormack Voller is an elusive 27-year-old English singer-songwriter originally from the Wirrall, now living in Warrington, set amid Liverpool and Manchester, with his partner and, as the cover artworks suggest, a dog called Soupie, making his debut with two songs “Good Morning Sunshine” and “What is Mine pt. 2″, the prelude to a soon to be released first album on April 9th.

Inspired by an eclectic yet quite traditional bunch of artists such as Gruff Rhys (Super Furry Animals), Bill Ryder-Jones (Coral), Robyn Hitchcock (Soft Boys), Jason Lytle (Grandaddy), Mark Linkous (Sparklehorse), Elliott Smith, Buck Meek and Sam Evian, Aidan McCormack Voller concocts a homespun written and recorded tuneful electro-acoustic blend of 60s Beatlesque harmonies, chiming Indie Folk grace, sunshine-pop vibes and glimmers of rootsy Americana laced with nostalgic, bittersweet vocals and stirring lyrics of organic naturalistic moods.

The latter attitude is exemplified in “What is Mine pt. 2”, a catchy, vibrant dream tune about taking inventory of the beauty of nature and how, despite ghostly memories, it remains a stable force to cling to, that sways on the lively pace of light pulsing drums, warm bass tones and hypnotic acoustic guitar strums, coloured by the lithe meandering of jaunty, Kinks-like wistful piano keys, subtly echoing high-pitched slide cries and restrained sizzling 6-string licks, whilst upbeat dreamy vocals draw elated breathes of hope.

The nuanced piano-infused emotive folksy ballad “Good Morning Sunshine”, deals with nature, family, and personal growth, gliding over an emotional obsessive stream of glistening guitar arpeggios, and rippling sparkling whines, to somberly reverberate and palpitate over soft nostalgic heartfelt vocals, releasing bittersweet feelings of both melancholy and joy.