Johnny Flynn may not be a household name yet, but it’s not for a lack of big-name boosters. When his debut album A Larum dropped in 2008, it was feted on both sides of the pond by legendary American journalist David Fricke and equally renowned British radio host Zane Lowe. Three years later, Charlotte “anti-folk” band Matrimony join the chorus with a beautiful cover of the jaunty religious mediation “The Wrote and the Writ.”
Filmed at Amelie’s French Bakery in Charlotte, the video is affecting in its simplicity. No tricks or gimmicks here, just a tender, honest performance by singer Ashlee Hardee Brown. Delicate filming and editing keeps the barebones performance engaging throughout. The Times called Flynn “the next poster boy of the nu-folk scene,” but, gender difference aside, Matrimony may deserve a run at the title.
Matrimony – The Wrote and the Writ (Johnny Flynn cover)