Folksy Scottish singer/ songwriter Gerry Cinnamon presents a telling statement on new album ‘The Bonny’; he is an artist who has toppled the industry. Trotting over the country with nothing but his swagger, candour and acoustic guitar he has filled stadiums without so much as flinching, doing so over and over again and entirely off his own back.
“You know it could be a canter, if you were just a wee bit less of a wanker” bellows Cinnamon on the opening anthem. Cranking up raw and real tales of modern life with unrelenting grit, Cinnamon nods to downtrodden love and stories of local heroes with his witty and introspective dialogue.
His one man band approach is also something to savour as he throws around weighty kick drum thumps with compelling finger picking licks.
Striding through the album on the back of cautionary tales and battering honesty Cinnamon has created a record that will be lapped up by his grass roots following, and will likely latch on to a new audience as the cult of Cinnamon continues to grow- and rightly so.
Things do begin to wobble as we near the finish with the lackluster ‘Mayhem’ and ‘Six String Gun’ doing little to justify their place, however, the singer is forgiven for despite it’s faults his new album is a fine triumph in modern music, and during such a bleak and uncertain time Cinnamon has given us something that we can absolutely be sure of- ‘The Bonny’ is a fine thing indeed.
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