Before listening to A Larum , it's worth noting that the album's cover is misleading as far as giving credit where it's due. Despite being under the name of vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, and lyricist Johnny Flynn , it would be unfair to deem this as a solo effort, given that he is the frontman for the South London folk group the Sussex Wit. The band is a collection of talented individuals in their own right, and they do more on A Larum than simply providing an aural backdrop for Flynn 's witticisms.
Rather, it quickly becomes clear that the Wit's intricate, meandering rhythms and melodies are a fitting complement to Flynn 's straightforward delivery, augmenting lyrics that would also function as poetry outside of a musical setting. In fact, it's far more rare to find tunes on A Larum that don't quite hit the mark, though slower numbers like "Brown Trout Blues" do have a tendency to drag. Fortunately, the bulk of the album is geared toward both Flynn 's and the Wit's strengths -- gently rollicking tunes, engaging lyrics, warm vocal harmonies courtesy of percussionist Matt Edmonds and Lillie Flynn , and well-timed instrumental interludes featuring horns Johnny Flynn , Johnathan Salzman , strings Johnny Flynn once again, with Joe Zeitlin , and the occasional pair of spoons thanks to Artis the "Spoonman".
London Town 2. Failure 4. New Romantic 2. Night Terror 3. Cross Your Fingers Single Version 2. Recorded: Produced: Ethan Johns 1. Sophia 2. Flicker and Fail 2. Like this: Like Loading Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:. Email required Address never made public. In , Flynn's music was in the film A Bag of Hammers. Flynn plays a musician by the name of James Forester, who becomes involved with Hathaway's character, following an accident involving her brother.
After finding success on Netflix , the streaming network went on to commission a second series of 8 episodes, without Channel 4's involvement, which was made available globally on the streaming network in November under the new name Lovesick. In , he was one of the stars of the Comedy Central show Brotherhood.
In it, he played one of two adult brothers who have to raise their younger brother when their mother unexpectedly dies. In , he was cast as David Bowie in an upcoming drama titled Stardust based on a screenplay by Christopher Bell and directed by Gabriel Range. In , he starred in Emma. He wrote the song played over the ending credits, "Queen Bee", which was released as a single alongside the film. The films Operation Mincemeat and The Dig are also currently in production.
Flynn released several studio albums and plays folk-influenced songs of his own composition. He wrote the entire score including the theme song for the BBC Four television series Detectorists  and made a cameo appearance performing the song in series one, episode 3. In he also appeared on a compilation tribute album to Shirley Collins Shirley Inspired From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. English musician and actor. Johannesburg , South Africa.‘The Water’ is the new single from Johnny Flynn, and it’s a duet with Laura Marling. Released on November 1st, it comes from Flynn’s most recent album ‘Been Listening’. Check out this.