Wrapped

John Metcalfe

Released 05 May 2016

  1. Wrapped (Radio Edit)
  2. Flood, Tide
  3. Parsal
  4. Wrapped

Liner notes

The four track Wrapped EP features the soulful voice of Rosie Doonan (Birdy, Peter Gabriel) on the title track and is available on iTunes now.

Although largely known for his instrumental compositions, when Metcalfe met Rosie on a Peter Gabriel tour, he was unable to resist writing some material for her.

I clearly remember the first time I heard Rosie sing,” explains John. “I was with some fairly hardened touring musicians who aren’t easily impressed and we went round the front to listen to Rosie sing a couple of songs before the main Gabriel show. We were all transfixed. I usually write instrumental music but this seemed like the time to change that and it seemed crazy not to collaborate with her.

Further Listening

  • The Appearance of Colour

    John Metcalfe

    Released 04 June 2015

    Composer, producer, classical violist, guitarist, and arranger to A-list pop stars, John Metcalfe has always been a name worth seeking out. The Appearance of Colour presents Metcalfe as a recording artist - as front man, maestro and manipulator of sounds. A carefully crafted listening experience with a beginning, middle and end, in which no two tracks sound or feel the same.
  • Remix EP

    John Metcalfe

    Released 11 March 2016

    Remix EP contains a number of remixes commissioned around the release of John Metcalfe's The Appearance of Colour album. These remixes can now be found in one place for the first time and are available to download and stream.

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