Dec. 6, 2018 saw the release of UK wordsmith Plested’s debut project, and with it, the world gained a stunning new force in the world of emotionally-driven, narrative songwriting. First & Foremost is an eight-song collection that sees Plested exploring the depth of range that is his songwriting wit. Including the previously released “Ribcage,” which we praised for being nothing short of art, extending in breadth far beyond the singular medium of song or video. And while we could sing our praises for First & Foremost until the foreseeable future, we much rather prefer the artist’s own words on his striking project,
“‘First & Foremost’ represents the beginning of Plested as an artist. A deep sea dive into my heart as a songwriter trying to figure out love, a career and the balance between them. I chose the songs that meant as much to other people as they do to me; they’re honest, raw and rough around the edges - which is exactly how I like to see myself as an artist.”
Another standout track from Plested’s debut project includes “Your Name,” which we were more than delighted to invite the UK artist to perform atop our rooftop in Hollywood. We were treated to a strip-down rendition of the standout single that saw Plested transforming the anthemic number into a heart-rending meditation.
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