Mumford and Sons only wish they could rival the indie twang that the Scottish duo JR Green possess.
Their latest single, “Technicolour Native,” takes you into a lush bowerly dreamscape that you can’t escape. JR Green is with you at every twist and turn in your very own wilderness. While you’re battling through adversity in life, “Technicolour Native” is helping you fight.
The simple and peaceful track allows you to hear the lyrical clarity that only JR Green has to offer. “I’m with you in Technicolor / I’m with you in jungle struggle” is sung with a country twang that you wouldn’t imagine a Scottish lad singing.
With a simple thump back-beat driving the track, you can focus on the arpeggios and buzz an acoustic guitar brings. Simple melodies bring in the feel of a bird’s song over a babbling brook. It provides on aural escape for listeners in the best way possible.
“Technicolour Native,” from JR Green, is a symbolic saunter to the heart of what it means to be alive and to be human, regardless of time and place.
From Ardnamurchan, Scotland, siblings Jacob and Rory Green offer Celtic tradition that is fused with unyielding, veracious lyricism and thunderous, euphoric songwriting. Mumford and Sons and Bon Iver alike are nothing compared to the JR Green brother. They have marked a new beginning to gritless folk-pop.
Thanks to their 2015 EP Bring The Witch Doctor, and its two irresistible singles “Nigerian Princess” and “First Blood,” JR Green becase fixtures on 2016 One’s To Watch lists. Receiving nothing but support from countless British BBC radio stations, including airtime on BBC Radio 1.
The Scottish duo have had countless highlights over the past year, including a live concert for Vic Galloway (alongside C Duncan and Trembling Bells) as part of BBC Music at Celtic Connections, two shows at The Great Escape, performances at LA’s MusExpo and numerous festivals and shows throughout UK and the continent.
“Technicolour Native” precedes the release of their five-track Flora EP, due out in August.