Plying his trade to live audiences on a long and winding tourof the festival circuit throughout 2018, enjoying the moment and wrapt in his craft, the kernels of what would be Fidler’s second release began to take shape. Feeling inspired by his travels Fidler began to occupy his spare moments in writing religiously and found new music pouring out of him. Pluckingsongs from the midst of the balmy Augusthaze at a daily rate, in seemingly no time at all, the foundations of what would be the follow up to his acclaimed debut ‘I’m Not Here’ had materialised in lush and tangible form.
Blending intimately-told, warmly-inviting stories with arrangements of a hushed majesty, fans of Crosby, Still & Nash, Nick Drake and Dylan will find much to enjoy on ‘Songs From Aurora’. From the gently epic folk-tinged opener “On The Line’” to the lilting harmonica-led lullaby of “Eternal Road’”; the bluesy railroad reminisces of ‘Will I Ever Learn?”, Fidler’s latest sees the artist step-up to deliver a masterclass in pared-back and pure songwriting.Introducing remarkable characters in lucidly real settings along the way, Fidler’s painterly pieces transport the listener into his world, evocatively telling tales of performing to a Haitian women’s prison, to getting perilously trapped beneath a collapsed house in the midst of a Los Angeles earthquake.
With much of the new album conjured from within the comforting belly of his trusty caravan ’Aurora’, that would shelter him during its time of writing, there could only ever be one title for the new release. ‘Songs From Aurora’ was recorded and produced by Dave Fidler, and mastering by Geoff Pesche at the legendary Abbey Road Studios.
With his recent single Skylark being featured on Radio 2’s Folk Show and 6 Music, Fidler is beginning to make ripples both sides of the pond, and has recently swung a licensing deal with publishing heavyweights BMG Los Angeles.
“Really love it” – Mark Radcliffe, Radio 2 Folk Show
“Classic songs” – RnR Magazine
“Excellent song writing” – Tom Robinson, 6 Music