Finn Doherty - The Middle Ground | Song Review
Finn Doherty is a 19 year old artist from North London but based in Norwich. He has been making original music since he was 7 years old, and is now self-releasing homemade singles and EPs. Last year, Finn played a run of shows over the Summer, which included a main support slot for Hobo Johnson and The Lovemakers, sets at Latitude and Sundown festivals, and live sessions for BBC Introducing and GAK.
Finn has now released his new single 'The Middle Ground' which begins with an acoustic guitar before the beat and Finn's vocals arrive centre stage. I personally really like the song, it should certainly be somewhere on the charts. Finn is such a talented artist that really needs more recognition.
The song starts off slow but when it gets to the first chorus, Finn's vocals shine through a slow snappy production. I am not a massive fan of slow, ballad-kind-of songs but I wouldn't call this a ballad, it is a little upbeat to be a ballad - I really like it.
In my own personal opinion, it feels like this song is missing something. I can't describe what it is missing but in some parts of the song it feels a bit 'quiet'. Maybe it is something in the production, maybe adding another melody would 'fill' the song. I am not sure, I can't put my finger on it but I like the song anyway so it isn't a major issue.