Kyle Falconer – Almost Pleasant (Covers EP Review)

~ Almost Pleasant ~

Kyle Falconer became known for his role in Scottish indie legends The View but more recently Kyle has been flying solo. Last year Kyle released his beautifully honest, debut, solo album ‘No Thank You’ which was received with huge praise. Falconer now returns with a brilliant covers E.P.

Kyle Falconer is no stranger to a cover, having already tackled tracks by Oasis, Cast, Adele and many others. ‘Almost Pleasant’ is the first time Kyle has released a collection of these covers and the tracks that Falconer has chosen are very brave to take on but if there is a guy confident enough to tackle these tracks it is Kyle Falconer.

Already released are the Tina Turner classic ‘What’s Love Got To Do With It?’ and the bravest attempt ‘Go Your Own Way’ by Fleetwood Mac. ‘Go Your Own Way’, always lists in people’s all-time favourite songs so for Falconer to not only take on this track but to also pull it off and even make it his own shows what a super talent Kyle Falconer is.

An unexpected Shania Twain cover makes the E.P but the track has very strong lyrics and coupled with Falconer’s emotional vocal ‘Black Eyes, Blue Tears’ is the go-to tune on ‘Almost Pleasant’.

Falconer has some fun with the Randy Newman classic track which also features in Toy Story ‘You’ve Got A Friend In Me’. 

‘Four Seasons In One Day’ by Crowded House finishes the stunning E.P and it’s hats off to Kyle Falconer, for not only attempting these tracks (which most people would be too scared to cover) but for also stamping his own identity to the tunes.

Almost Pleasant’ is released 8th February