Ed Cosens has just released a video for The Riv­er, the sec­ond sin­gle from his debut solo album For­tunes Favour, here it is below.

A long-time lynch­pin of the Sheffield music scene, best known as the gui­tarist and co-song­writer in Rev­erend & The Mak­ers, Ed wait­ed to make his solo debut until the time felt right. “It’s only tak­en 10 years or so for me to find the con­fi­dence” he has said.

New sin­gle The Riv­er fol­lows the album’s lead sin­gle, enti­tled If. The new track is a clas­sic bal­lad with a def­i­nite retro vibe and, like on the pre­vi­ous sin­gle, a strong Richard Haw­ley-esque feel to the vocals. 

“Some­times it’s hard to see a sit­u­a­tion for what it is when your mind and vision are cloud­ed by love and the hurt love can cause” says Ed about The Riv­er.

For­tunes Favour fea­tures ten, time­less songs which invite the lis­ten­er to eaves­drop on life’s cross­roads moments and the pow­er­ful emo­tions they evoke. The album took flight after Ed aban­doned attempts to decide on a sound and instead let the songs lead the way. 

The album was record­ed at Giant Wafer Stu­dios in Wales and pro­duced by Ed and Dave Sander­son – aid­ed in the record­ing room by Milburn’s Joe Car­nall and The Crookes’ Adam Crofts. 

Fea­ture pho­to: Sam Daw­son: www.staffordshirephotos.com; www.samdawsonphotography.co.uk

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