WORTH A LOOK?: ****
RELEASED: Thursday 10 November 2022
We’ve seen Irish-born Ducrot perform twice in the last few months and this uptempo, 80’s-inspired, keyboard-led number is always a live highlight.
- Read on for reasons including how to see Ducrot live at KOKO in Camden next year
For the unitiated Ducrot duetted with Ella Henderson on a cover of his song All For You which made the top 20 earlier this year and supported her on tour including a gig last month at the 02 Shepherd’s Bush Empire.
We saw him a month earlier headline at London’s Lafayette and said then: ‘The Cork-born singer and multi-instrumentalist has a way of penning songs that tug at the heartstrings in an impressive voice with gorgeous falsetto while playing multiple instruments.’
Ducrot’s clearly looking for radio play to cement his breakthrough and I’ll Be Waiting is more uptempo than All For You and could just see him do it.
Its lyrical theme of heartbreak however will be familiar with lines including: ‘Leave your keys if you’re not coming home, You packed your bags full of letting go, You were moving in and now you’re moving on, There’s no getting used to you being gone.’
It’s catchy too and prepared to be drawn in by its hooks and the charmingly authentic Irish vocal with which it is delivered.
The thing that stayed with us after the Shepherd’s Bush support was how he had the audience in the palm of his hand from the get-go and the impression left was of a headliner in the same way as when we saw Ellie Goulding support Little Boots at this very venue at the end of 2009.
It’s live where you’ll really fall in love with Ducrot and his UK and Ireland tour next year includes a gig at KOKO, Camden in March where we’re looking forward to catching up with him.
Let’s hope his debut album proper will have been released by then and the huge audience he deserves will have found him by then also.