Ed Cosens is stepping out of the shadows to take centre stage. The bewitching If, his debut single, marks both the start of an overdue solo career and the latest chapter in the life of a longtime lynchpin of the Sheffield music scene. Best known as the guitarist / bassist and co-songwriter in Reverend and The Makers, Ed has spent 15 years conquering the charts and touring the world, yet leaving the limelight to others. With his debut solo album, Fortunes Favour, he’s finally ready to reveal his true self.
If distils a lifetime of longing and loss, of dreams Vs. desires, into three mesmerising minutes of tremolo-rich, strings-soaked melody. Plangent chord progressions and mournful tones pair with poetic reflections on life’s twists and turns. Shades of The Beatles, Echo and The Bunnymen and Richard Hawley snake in and out. Emotions take over as Ed opens up fully for the first time.