Belgian singer-songwriter, engineer and producer, Mark L. Oakes, releases the ideal soundtrack for a karmic road trip with his debut album ‘Call Me The Moon’, which is full of folk-infused ballads and relaxing, easy listening vibes.
Primarily tracked at Mark’s home studio in the heart of the Ardennes, the record has been finalised with the help of cellist, Ben Trigg, and mastered by Grammy award winner Gavin Lurssen in Los Angeles.
With a charming folk-rock sound that will appeal to all listeners, it is easy to compare Oakes to the likes of Neil Young, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Tucker Zimmerman and Ryan Adams.
While singles ‘Shredded Jeans’ and ‘Friend From Above (Sleepless Spouse)’ are tinged with soft melancholy, tunes like ‘Aloof Again’ and ‘None Of These Roads’ will lead you straight to a risky, bitter ground.
Travelling between Europe and the United States with a bag full of projects, Mark sees ‘Call Me The Moon’ as the silver thread out of the vague existential maze.