Mitchell Kersley is an Alt-Country artist from the UK, who through his music, provides a modern take on traditional storytelling.
Cast aside what you thought you knew about Country/Americana music and find yourself contentedly adrift upon a transatlantic twist on a classic American sound. He was born and raised in the British countryside and was exposed to variety of genres of music. However, as he got older, his musical taste began to gravitate predominantly to one genre in particular: Country. He became profoundly inspired by the likes of Brad Paisley, George Strait, Chris Stapleton and Garth Brooks. A trip to music city in 2019 for the CMA Fest certainly cemented his deep passion for this timeless music and lit the fuse for the creation of his first EP: Dusk. His debut single and third track on his EP: “If You Need Someone to Love You” follows a somewhat more contemporary sound than some of the other tracks, with electric drums underpinning the fingerpicked melody of a hollow body guitar. The lyrical content revolves around someone who is desperate to give their heart away to another who does not necessarily want to take it. Despite the message being one of potentially futile yearning; the song is a “get on your feet”, upbeat track that echoes the modern Pop-Country sounds of Nashville.