With a long string of singles and EPs released under the name Paul Cook & the Chronicles, indie folk artist and 'musician type from London town' Paul Cook has been keeping busy. His latest release "Parade" is a glass-half-full kind of song, where let-downs become success stories thanks to the place that they’ve helped bring you to. This is his 4th release in 2022 and a sister track to recent single "Chin Up."
Distilled from a melting pot of musical influences that includes vintage heavyweights like Simon & Garfunkel and Big Star as well as contemporary acts like Andy Shauf, Whitney, and The War On Drugs, Paul's music moves deftly between upbeat acoustic fare and laid-back, melody-driven alt-rock. "Parade" features a warm acoustic guitar, delicate dobro riffs, and a roots-heavy rhythm section that gives this hopeful song the easy flow of an instant classic. Paul's vibrant lead vocal reminds us all that life is full of surprises—and every day is a gift that we should not take for granted.