backinhumanform is Joe Clarke. His artist name is taken from a line in an old James song. He is from the west of Ireland, which is in the south, but lives and performs in London. He was lead singer in Manchester band, Adventures of Salvador, for 3½ years. His debut album was released recently to positive reviews. Listeners have heard shades of John Grant, Midlake and Beck in his songs. He himself cites Mazzy Star’s production values and guitar style as an influence, as, alas, he does not sound like Hope Sandoval. Other favourite bands include James, John Cale, Cocteau Twins, and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club.
backinhumanform is his self-titled debut album, and Shadows is the first single taken from it. Listen to it on Spotify or Youtube, here: