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Pallab Sarker: 'Not Gonna Fall In love With You'

Grey Day

Pallab Sarker

Pallab Sarker is one of those musicians with a particularly intriguing past life, having been a press advisor for the former labour government, but now he is focusing on his passion of creating sweet indie-acoustic tunes.

'Morning in Brixton', Pallab's first foray into the world of music earned him a record deal in the US after being played all over college radio stations and now he is following that up with the wistful single 'Not Gonna Fall In Love With You'.

A classic 4-chord strummed guitar sequence opens 'Not Gonna Fall In Love With You', before an intermittent piano line enters and is made all the more harmonic with the addition of a glockenspiel.

Pallab's lyrics are simple, but honest, telling a compelling narrative of someone trying to refrain from falling in love with someone, scared that they'll only get hurt again. It's certainly a unique angle to take on the hackneyed topic of love.

Taking inspiration from some of the best singer-songwriters of past decades, including Elliot Smith, Damien Rice, Jeff Buckley and Tracy Chapman, Pallab brings together elements of all these artists with the aim of creating his own identity within a highly contested genre.

'Not Gonna Fall In Love With You' picks up the pace from Sarker's previous effort 'Morning in Brixton', but still maintains the heartfelt songwriting approach that he is beginning to earn a name for. Well worth checking out.