Watch: Joe Dolman’s “Close To Home”

Joe Dolman

There is nothing quite like a heart-felt acoustic single, and Joe Dolman’s “Close To Home” is tender, and sweet, and ultimately a sad, but uplifting song that has a message. “Just give me one more moment, keep your arms open, I know it seems it, but I’m not broken…” he sings, and it’s not hard to hear the painful side of the song for Dolman.

The song is about dementia, and the families that are affected by it, and the deeply personal video features people sharing elements of their stories. It’s honestly heartbreaking, and one of the most honest new songs I’ve heard in months.

Hailing from Leamington Spa, England, the independent artist already has two EP’s to his name, which both made it to the top 10 on the UK and US iTunes charts, and he’s been popular on BBC Radio 1 with Huw Stephens and BBC Introducing. The rising artist also tours extensively, with a number of shows coming up this spring around the UK. Follow him on Twitter for his latest updates @JoeDolman96.

Listen to Joe Dolman’s “Close to Home (Acoustic)” on Spotify.

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