Don’t be fooled by Findlay Brown’s apparent youth — this guy can conjure up the ghosts of several decades worth of heart-searing love affairs, emotional road trips and the very essence of human longing.
His new record, Love Will Find You, is a very different type of album. Produced by Bernard Butler (Suede), it’s a move away from Findlay’s earlier folk influenced sound, featuring more deeply soulful songwriting and lush, delicately orchestrated arrangements. The album came together while Findlay was stuck on his sister’s couch nursing a broken leg (after having been run over by a cab driver!). “I’d already started going back and listening to a lot of records I’d grown up on, like Elvis Presley, soul music, doo wop, Phil Spector, The Righteous Brothers and the like. I had an idea about making a modern record influenced by the songwriting of the late 50’s and early 60’s. I just started writing, trying to work out what made a universally great song, like ‘Stand By Me’. These new songs are the first part of that process.”
Acoustic Version of “I Had a Dream”: