First thing to say about Callum Pitt is that he’s not reinventing the wheel, from first listen the listener could even think he’s generic due to the heavy influence by acts such as Fleet Foxes, Sufjan Stevens, Mumford and Sons, and Bon Iver. This however isn’t a bad thing, because Callum Pitt has been able to make some uplifting and fully satisfying folk anthems, if Folk is your thing you will defiently love this but people who don’t like folk, this (Probably) won’t sway you to give the genre a second chance. With that out of the way, Callum’s latest single At Least He’s Happy is absolutely gorgeous, the production value on this track is up there with the best of them including Fleet Foxes and Bon Iver. Callum Pitt certainly has a lot of commercial appeal to him, his voice and falsettos are stunning, it’s one of the odd cases of an act that sounds super similar to their influences but still holds their own due to his powerful lyricism.
The songwriting here is uplifting and introspective, it hits all the right notes and his room to grow to give him a potential unrivaled by anyone else in the scene, and while this song has made its way to the radio waves in the UK it is clear to see Callum has a craft and with some tweaks to differentiate himself from a crowded market he really could make a name for himself as an amazing songwriter. Nothing but love for this track as it ticks all the right boxes for a successfully satisfying folk tune, it’s like a love letter to folk fans, but it’s just that, a love letter to folk fans as folk fans will enjoy this those who aren’t most likely won’t.