Though it sounds like easy listening from the outside – calming folk vibes, plenty of optimism and beauty – there’s an element of depth to much of the writing that adds a subtle layer of intensity. A brilliantly unique artist and a really well captured new playlist. Absolutely worth discovering.
A self-proclaimed musical chameleon, Scotty Seed takes no direction from genre or industry expectations – this album underlines the artist’s inherent creative freedom; as well as his softly soulful approach to performance, and his equally free and poetic angle when writing.
Mutlu is a superb songwriter, and thanks to the organic and creatively refreshing nature of the soundscapes and set-ups that feature throughout Good Trouble, this skill is permitted the true freedom and strength it deserves; making for a playlist of original songs that connect and uplift and engage their audience in a mighty way.
Washington D.C. pop-rockers Broke Royals keep the art of the concept album alive & well. Driving with sweeping instrumental warm, smooth guitars & an equally smooth yet emotionally loaded leading voice, Saint Luxury presents a collection of superbly written songs that each tie in somehow with the project’s underlying ideas.
Consumed brings through a conceptual playlist that lays bare an artist showcasing a certain balance between that which is deeply personal, and that which is a little more vague and broadly accessible.
This is, ultimately, a powerful and a quite stunning piece of writing and performance, that builds up and falls away gorgeously. The rest of the album appeals all the more so for the purity and realness offered up here.
Morning Inspiration is everything the jazz and blues fan needs in order to rise up and face the day with a smile – it’s also increasingly impressive from a musical perspective, adding further fuel to the fire and helping cement this as a go-to project.
Patience and peace rarely play a role in modern life, but they should, and perhaps they must as times move faster and grow noisier and more impactful on our every day existence. Enter YIMBY, these compositions, and the choice to temporarily free yourself from the manic downpour of information.
Despite the complex and impressive nature of the instrumentation, it takes nothing away from the natural qualities of the voice. Impeccable production, incredibly skillful and absolutely worthy of any and all praise sent through.
Superb production and a clear talent for the art-form stand tall at every step on this incredibly eclectic yet firmly rooted and heartfelt project. Byron Bank categorically offers precisely the qualities that first ignited the spark in hip hop.
You can set aside an hour, can’t you? Even in today’s hectic world? NO? You should… when you can fill it with Compassion. In fact, you need to listen to all of it. For the songwriting, for the vocals, for the skill, for the magic… I don’t do politics, but in an age of Brexit and Trump, I find myself running towards Compassion with open arms. It’s worth it.
Producer Groove has crafted this album of originals from a position of experience and genuine emotion, fusing the best of his abilities in sound design, with a clear connection to creativity, and a heartfelt look at life.