Bands to Watch #168: Alan Pownall

By on Wednesday, 14th April 2010 at 12:00 pm

For being only a quarter-century old, Alan Pownall certainly carries an air of maturity with him. Whether it’s his polished vocal ability, likeable guitar riffs or stunningly good looks, Pownall is a singer that displays the talent of swooning both teenaged girls and middle-aged women alike. But more importantly than that, any gender of fans who crave acoustic-pop-folk singers will find something completely mesmerizing by Pownall and what he has to offer this year.

To begin with, his album (to which the title has been impossible to track down at the moment) is set to be released sometime in early summer. In the meantime, though, check out the amazingly catchy “Chasing Time”, a song that shows the ever slightest tinge of an early Jack Johnson. In this song, we basically hear Pownall providing narration of the four-letter word of love – the story being a split of infatuation while the other side doesn’t really give a damn. The upbeat rhythm and infectious vocal flow of this track, which ticks over just three minutes, is sure to be memorable to most everyone who enjoys a good toe-tapping melody with their confused heart.

Those wowed over by “Chasing Time” should also give an ear to “Colorful Day”, a stirring, acoustic driven track that is punched up with a lovely layer of orchestral strings. Here we see Pownall giving an almost slow-mo, R’n’B style vocal performance. As his songs become more well-known,

I suspect that when this particular one is played live, the rows of lighters will go up and the throngs of fans will begin to sway.

Finally, each year it seems as though the music scene becomes inundated by a flood of bland songwriter musicians who do no better than fizzle out as that year fades away. Alan Pownall, however, will show to the world that his star is just beginning to shine. We’re all in for a very special treat in 2010.


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[…] few days ago, we featured a sneak peak at upcoming British singer-songwriter, Alan Pownell. We were so wowed over by his musical talent, […]

[…] 18th May 2010 at 9:00 am There Goes The Fear favourites Alan Pownall (who Emmy so expertly introduced and interviewed) and Lissie (who I caught supporting Joshua Radin) have announced details of a […]

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