This London-based singer/songwriter may be at the start of his career, but his songs are already heavy with spirit, emotion and sadness.

David James Herbert's full-length album, "Turn Up Your Silence," begins with his raspy vocal rising above a bubbling, primal drum beat.

The 22-year-old London-based singer/songwriter may be at the start of his career, but his songs are already heavy with spirit, emotion and sadness. With folk and rock structures, Herbert took a DIY approach to producing his record, constructing raw songs with a Hammond organ, vocal quirks and scuffling tambourines.

"I do most of my writing on acoustic guitar, so I feel like approaching my music with different sounds, more wrong-sounding than your standard acoustic set," Herbert says.

Recently rounding out his backing band, Herbert is eager to start shows in mid-February in London, bringing with him an arsenal of more than 60 songs. "Turn Up Your Silence" is available for streaming on his Web site.

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