Ace Adams leads with a refreshing approach to sound design on this latest EP. Introducing a string of impressive features, 4 of a Kind opens up with a quickly likable, spacious and unique new beat, fusing the weight of hip hop with the retro soul of electronica and the more organic clap of pop.
Balancing story-telling with personal insight, detailed scene setting, and a fine use of lyrical strength to keep you captivated, NyuKyung takes an authentic angle when crafting his bars, and this, combined with these eclectic and optimistic soundscapes, makes for an EP well worth experiencing.
Beginning with the ambient, descending chord progression of a retro-effected Ariana, life-long artist GG Bankz drives with big dreams and artistic freedom on this new project.
Inspiring and anthem-like, intelligently crafted, addictive – well worth a few repeat plays in a row just to catch every bar.
No Hugs is a stand-out single from the young artist, a track that follows a hip hop beat and a mildly dance-hall, beach-side riff section, seeing a story of the complicated side of love at war with that which purely seeks a little fun.
From optimism to struggle, doubt to progression, darkness to light, the music fuses simple yet ambient soundscapes, with classically mellow hip hop beats, soulful hooks, and a mighty and characterful vocal-lead that meanders throughout various impressive flows as each story pours through.
This is high quality story-telling, intellectual rhymes that tie in skillfully with emotionally loaded intimacy and unwavering honesty.
Celebrating all manner of aspects from gratitude to relationships to overcoming or learning from mistakes, this EP in full showcases a talented and versatile artist and songwriter, as well as offers a playlist that’s beautifully heartfelt, eclectic, and deeply human.
Charles Ryan Davis steps back up to the stage with his uniquely expressive leading voice, and a series of structurally complex, theatrical compositions, that completely embrace listeners; allowing for a fully entrancing hit of escapism throughout a short but satisfying playlist.
It’s a mature, thoughtful and yet playful exploration of sound. I love the singer’s voice, the song’s narrative and I have to say that the other songs on We Were Children Yesterday sound similarly diverting. Spellbinding, in fact!
Devin Kennedy’s return this month brings a beautifully heartfelt and colourful collection of original songs, the sort that rightfully showcase his intentions and abilities as an artist, as well as deliver the perfect fusion of ambient pop vibes to keep things warm as the winter months settle in.
Lost My Ticket is a fine introduction to the Kuwait based band, but more than this – it’s a short collection of original songs that genuinely breathe new life into the music world.