Modern troubador Terry Datsun continues to turn the page on his ‘Fable of the Seas’, his debut Fabyl album out 1st November, by getting fitted with a ‘Kamikaze Jumpsuit’, a bittersweet sigh of indie-folk acoustica subconsciously reporting back to ground control.
Geared with swooning strings and both embracing and vulnerable to the enormity of life, it syncs with Datsun’s sound and philosophy of being “ripped from the dirty back seat of a 70s Dodge Challenger and thrown out the window, only to be caught by the summer breeze and laid to rest on a quiet beach by the sea”.
‘Kamikaze Jumpsuit’ follows his impassioned take on Michael Kiwanuka’s ‘Love & Hate’, the original taken from the #1 album of the same name and with Datsun’s version receiving a thumbs up from DJ History’s Bill Brewster.
Have soul will travel, Terry Datsun wound up performing in various beach bars and clubs around the world, becoming inspired by the characters he met along the way.
Essentially learning on the job, this nomadic performance time allowed him to chip away at his craft and establish a voice eventually finding its rightful place in the studio, though he admits that “the journey to get here has been both arduous and joyful – my decision to leave the city for a beach life eventually saved my life”.
Demos recorded and with a ticket to Europe and guitar in hand, Datsun has managed to translate what’s long been on his mind, with ‘Fable of the Seas’, a concept album of sorts, asking you to sit comfortably while maxing out the Fabyl ethos of giving up grooves to make you dance and rock out to.