Vaughan King

Vaughan King

It’s late in the day and it’s been a tough one, being a lonely person in a big city. I have a touch of Sunday-night melancholy and I have to be up early to go to a job I don’t enjoy to earn money I never see. Please understand then, why it brings a tear to my eye when the last record I pop on before I hit the sack captures, embraces, and lifts my spirits so immediately.

A capo’d acoustic guitar is caressed tenderly as ‘Easily’ breezes into life. The vocal is slightly reminiscent of John Lennon during ‘Golden Slumbers’ and the subtle lead guitar and bass are the only other additions to this very stripped down, but nonetheless beautiful song.

‘Rest Assured’ is an equally emotional experience. Slightly more downbeat than ‘Easier’, but not falling into the shoe-gazing abyss that’s often so difficult to avoid, thanks in part to an uplifting chorus.

So maybe the success of these songs is down to circumstances, being in the right kind of mental state to fully appreciate them, or maybe it’s because they are so full of emotion. Either way, Vaughan King has certainly hit the mark with ‘Easier’, and ‘Rest Assured’ is a good song too.

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Stuart 'Saur' Smith was a prolific writer for The Mag throughout the magazine's lifetime. He combined a day job of temporary office jobs in London with a nightlife of trawling the capital's music venues looking for talent. As well as writing about music, he was a session musician who featured on a number of singles in the 90s. Today, Stuart is a Chief Writer for Phonotonal.
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