Angus Legg has really hit it out of the park this time.
‘House of Stones’ is the erstwhile Youtuber’s latest track and it absolutely deserves to be Legg’s first huge, mainstream hit. The song is eminently danceable and very easy on the ears. I actually did a little dance around my room while I listened to it, and I am not one for cutting a rug even on the most celebratory of occasions.
The song is about a girl, as most songs these days are, but Legg manages to weave his ‘meet-cute’ story around catchy, upbeat instrumentals and a chorus that just won’t quit. His vocals are smooth; the transitions from the verses to the chorus are seamless. The drumbeat is essential to bringing this song to the next level, and Legg does not shy away from featuring heavy percussion. The song avoids sounding repetitive; a truly unique accomplishment in popular music today. It is, as the kids say these days, fire.
The English-born Australian is relatively new on the professional scene. ‘House of Stones’ is one of only five original songs of Legg’s first EP, released this summer. He has toured extensively in Australia and has been featured at several music festivals in his adopted homeland.
He hasn’t quite made the leap into Europe or over to the States. ‘House of Stone’ is poised to change all of that.
Just how new is Angus Legg? He doesn’t have a Wikipedia page. Barley 2000 people have liked his official Facebook page. He doesn’t have a verified Twitter. Que gasps of shock and horror. If you start listening to Legg now, all you hipsters out there can truly say that you enjoy something that’s not mainstream in the least. Legg also comes equipped with a backstory straight out of the movies. According to his website biography, Legg didn’t decide to seriously pursue music until November of 2017. If that’s true, and he keeps putting out work like ‘House of Stones’, then Legg is poised to become a major, major player on the music scene in the coming years.
Legg cites Ed Sheeran as an influence. While I can definitely see Sheeran’s influence in the genre of music that Legg has chosen, Legg’s sound can be more easily compared to early X Ambassadors material or late-stage Killers tracks. Legg has all the lyrical precision of the X Ambassadors, but his songs also have a funky twist like some of the Killers more recent tracks (think-The Man). Sheeran is best when he’s wholesome. Legg’s songs suggest a romance that’s a little more naughty and a lot more fun.
For the moment, it appears that Legg is content building his fanbase in Australia. From what I gather, there seems to be no big plans to take his music overseas anytime soon. This writer for one hopes that he makes his way to the United States sooner rather than later.
‘House of Stones’ is a wonderful song and Angus Legg is one of the new artists that I am truly hoping make it big.
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