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Critics' Choice 2015 - Nad Sylvan

Every day over the festive period we’ll be bringing you some music from the 2015 Critics’ Choice…

At 19 is US-born, Swedish singer Nad Sylvan, who released his latest solo album, Courting The Widow, which was described by reviewer Chris Roberts as “an exquisite epic and unabashed treat.” and sees the sometime Agents Of Mercy and Steve Hackett’s Genesis Revisited frontman building on his recent Genesis connection with a collection of material that evokes strong images of Genesis but never merely pastiches their sound.

Here’s the enigmatic title track from Courting The Widow, the No. 19 in the 2015 Critics’ Choice.

Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock, as well as sleevenotes for many major record labels. He lives in North London and happily indulges a passion for AC/DC, Chelsea Football Club and Sydney Roosters.