London-based John Myrtle releases his charming debut album Myrtle Soup on Sad Club Records (Buggs, Clara Mann, Ellie Bleach). Homemade sounds to be enjoyed alongside ‘a nice calm sigh’, the debut album is a playful exploration of love and identity, packaged to soothe and delight. The playful folk-popper walks us through sun-soaked love anthems, heartfelt ballads, and playful numbers, set to suit a perfect summer’s day. Turning worries and fears into rose-tinted charm, John Myrtle is guaranteed to brighten every mood. Dripping with summer’s joy and a sugary mojito to hand, Myrtle Soup follows John on a walk through his kitchen on a sparkling summer’s day.
Alike the rising sourdough and pottery pandemic trend, John took to making soup with a more urgent need than ever to make himself feel safe and cozy. The tracks interplay with the process of making his homespun soup. ‘Get Her Off My Mind’ finds John brooding over a new found love, before ‘On The Hob’ comes in to remind him that his magic broth is about to boil over. ‘Remember Holly Park’ finishes the album with a reflective sentiment, right before he sits down to enjoy his meal to soothe away his worries.