Ezla’s Outcasts is a song that brings about a meeting of the mellow and the intense, fusing a calm and ambient backdrop, an upfront and personal leading vocal – almost whispered at times – with an almighty beat that crashes into action to fully underline that hook section.
The song leaves its mark almost instantly, the sound comes through as somewhere between Lana and Lorde – the creative backdrop is a huge strong point, as are the unpredictable, somewhat chaotic lyrics that consistently encapsulate this concept of being outcasts. It’s a well written song in many respects, not least of all for its unwavering lyricism. The idea is one that many listeners will relate to, and the way it’s been approached has something undeniably fresh about it.
The style and character speaks for itself more and more as the track progresses, and that hook section is huge – as mentioned; it’s really one that makes sure you remember it after listening. The musicality surrounding and supporting it is a big part of why it works so well. The production on this release is flawless, creative yet professional with every moment. Structurally the whole thing has been composed and crafted effectively so as to reach out and grab and later hold on to your attention right up until the very end.
There’s a lot to like about it; the sound is huge, the contrast between the verses and the hook has power, and the overall effect of the completed piece makes for something that would sound fantastic in any number of settings – not least of all in the car, where most if not all music gets the chance to shine with impeccable brightness. Well worth a listen. Turn it up loud.