Newton Faulkner’s sixth studio album is a delightfully easy, upbeat and uplifting listen for summer.
With Hit The Ground Running Faulkner explores his folk roots more whilst also weaving in a more mainstream American pop-folk ethos. Opening track Smoked Ice Cream is the perfect example of this as it fuses Faulkner’s stripped back guitar sound with a fun, catchy chorus that could potentially see this become a late summer hit.
Faulkner’s voice is captivating throughout the record. Simple melodies and harmonies allow his voice to really drive many of the songs forward.
If you’re looking for a captivating summer soundtrack than look no further than Hit The Ground Running.