Track of the Day: Sam Walwyn “Clutter” (2020)

Sam Walwyn

“Clutter” is the sophomore single from Jersey singer-songwriter Sam Walwyn. It follows the release of his debut “For You” back in June. 

Walwyn, who grew up in the Caribbean, Jersey and the UK, unsurprisingly has a broad range of influences, taking in everything from Cuban Mambo to Flamenco to pop. There’s also a slightly Australian connection too, with Walwyn travelling to Australia to study flamenco guitar with Nigel Jones and Damian Wright. And, whilst his recorded output so far falls neatly into the indie folk/pop banner, that training really does come through in the guitar work. 

“Clutter” really delivers on those laidback coastal vibes. It’s quietly uplifting, with Walywn’s vocal conveying a real sense of  warmth. It’s reminiscent of the likes of Newton Faulkner and Ben Howard, but also wouldn’t sound out of place on Triple J alongside the likes of Kim Churchill, Ziggy Alberts and more. Maybe Australian’s don’t have the monopoly on coastal folk after all. A debut EP is promised for early 2021, but until then you can tuck into “Clutter” below. 

“Clutter” is available now. You can follow Sam Walwyn on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Simon Clark

Books Editor. An admirer of songs and reader of books. Simon has a PhD in English and Comparative Literature. All errant apostrophes are his own.