PREMIERE: (Single) Campbell Sibthorpe ‘Good Lord’

June 15, 2020

Premiere/Dominic Valvona



Campbell Sibthorpe ‘Good Lord’
Single/16th June 2020


Musically it seems that trope about leaving the stifling claustrophobia and humdrum of a small town behind for stimulating adventures in the big wide world never gets old. But I think many of us can relate to the feelings of being stuck-in-a-rut; the need to breathe in pastures new, or even “transcend” to loftier heights of self realization, as the Australian born but raised in a small town outside of Bristol, rustic yearning troubadour Campbell Sibthorpe does on his latest humbling single, ‘Good Lord’. A kind of reverent rural gospel plea, Sibthorpe heads out on a musical pilgrimage of self-discovery; the most aching iteration of “Who am I?” left ringing out in the last section of this considered mini-opus: answered right at the end as the venerable seeker coos “I will find out”.

Speaking about the track, Sibthorpe says: “I wrote Good Lord before moving away from home. I’d walked around the village one day and maybe it was seeing a dead bird on the road or the noticing of how empty the streets were but, in that moment, I realised how stilted and stagnant my life had become, and that I had to leave”.

Fans of such harmonious troopers as the Fleet Foxes, Fyfe Dangerfield and The Shins will find much to admire this beautifully considered, paced dreamy prayer like anthem that rolls through the changes, highs and lows.

The Monolith Cocktail is premiering ‘Good Lord’ ahead of its official release date on the 16th June 2020. The latest in a string of well-lauded singles, this newest rustic-devotion will also be included on the forthcoming EP YTown, due to be released on the 21st July 2020.

The singer songwriter and multi-instrumentalist first started playing gigs around Bristol whilst working as a cleaner at a local school in 2017. Quickly gaining a reputation for his passionate performances, and shortly after releasing his debut EP Sky Lily, he upped sticks and moved to the London metropolis the following year. He has since gone on to support artists including The Staves, The Magic Lantern, and Hannah Lou Clark and received support from Radio X, BBC Introducing In The West, and Folk Radio UK among others.






Hi, my name is Dominic Valvona and I’m the Founder of the music/culture blog monolithcocktail.com For the last ten years I’ve featured and supported music, musicians and labels we love across genres from around the world that we think you’ll want to know about. No content on the site is paid for or sponsored and we only feature artists we have genuine respect for /love. If you enjoy our reviews (and we often write long, thoughtful ones), found a new artist you admire or if we have featured you or artists you represent and would like to buy us a coffee at https://ko-fi.com/monolithcocktail to say cheers for spreading the word, then that would be much appreciated.

One Response to “PREMIERE: (Single) Campbell Sibthorpe ‘Good Lord’”

  1. […] A balance of acoustic naturalism and full on, climatic singles, Ytown is a great piece of expansive storytelling, a conceptual EP perfect in length, depth and heartfelt searching. Campbell Sibthorpe ‘Good Lord’ Premiere […]

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