What with many of us suddenly finding ourselves with a lot more free time on our hands, now seems like as good a time as ever for a bit of self reflection. A chance to slow down, look inward, and think on who we really are. What led us to this point, how our past has defined who we are now, and what we can do to change the path we find ourselves on. The first step to resolving a problem is to recognise that it is there, and ‘Duffle Bag’ is the story of Jonny Carroll taking that leap. It seems like an age has passed since we first featured Jonny’s music. A lot has changed since then, but his melodies remain every bit as sweet as birdsong and his sublime lyricism is still full of heart. In his most mature and thoughtful work yet, this atmospheric new single takes an objective look at his own destructive coping mechanisms. Breaking down all the bottled-up pain that formed them in the first place and acknowledging the hurt they’ve caused others in the years that followed. I don’t know many people who are mature enough to tackle such self-improvement, and even fewer who are brave enough to share that battle with the world, and talented enough to turn such a struggle into a song so beautiful.