Four years is a lot of time, especially without a new record. But just in case you’re wondering the past four years in the life of Dávid Makó, the Hungarian singer-songwriter known as The Devil’s Trade have been an intense journey. After Those Miles We Walked Alone , his debut full-length saw the light of day in November 2014, not even himself had an idea of the path he is about to take.
Four years is a lot time, especially if you spend it sitting by idly. Now that’s not something that is one of Makó’s fortes, as he spent this long period of time evolving into the artist that he is now. From his selffinanced CDRs to a sold out first press of the vinyl version of Those Miles, from his first show as a solo artist at a small venue, playing in between a couple horrible tribute bands to the stages of Europe, touring with the likes of Crippled Black Phoenix and Nathan Gray Collective among many, Makó is summoned a different kind of beast. So does he on his sophomore album What Happened To The Little Blind Crow.
Makó, who spends his days changing people’s lives and improving their health as a strength trainer, bares his soul on stage and offers a piece of himself night by night and despite the “rough-around-theedges” look, intimacy, despair and hope never sounded this heartfelt and sincere. Written in nearly every corner of Europe on tourbusses, in tour vans, in the rehearsal space back home, What Happened To The Little Blind Crow is the next step in a wonderful journey. From traditional and heartbreaking Transylvanian folk, through Makó’s roots as a doom / stoner singer to the spirits of the Appalachians, this fulllength is the manifestation of an artist ever growing, ever evolving and adapting.