Eclecticism is the key throughout this short playlist, but in line with that is an artist with a definite string of individuality within her performances and her approach to expression.
Stylishly merging distorted guitar riffs and delicate, captivating vocals, Alexa Villa bursts onto the scene with character and power. Never Have I Ever is not only creatively refreshing and musically hard-hitting, it’s been written in a fascinating and skillful manner.
The concept is quite brilliant, I’m making it up as I go along is a line that undoubtedly will connect with so many listeners – we all at some point feel as if we’re doing exactly this, whether at work or in a relationship or in life in general. This central sentiment is represented well by the flair & vibrancy of the song in full.
Matty Marz pours so much eclecticism & artistry into this project. His voice is stunning, his ideas range from the deeply personal to the purely human, and always the words deal with honesty & genuine emotion. There’s beauty in all of it.
Jerad Finck is making waves with his music right now and this latest release, a SEAWAVES remix of his single New Kids, is helping immensely with creating that storm.
For Me deals with difficulties from the past & the lasting effects they can have on a person’s life. The lyrics are undoubtedly what grab you at first, the opening lines detail the where, the who & the what, and it feels like turmoil & sadness, but slowly you hear this being overcome.
Ed Hale is a fantastic songwriter – this album is driven by a fine fusion of this and a totally enjoyable, eclectic and impressive array of musicianship. Hale’s voice offers a certain meeting between indie-rock grit and singer-songwriter delicacy, the songs feel upbeat but calm – energizing yet welcoming.
There’s an underlying, slightly tribal feel to the beat – then you get the vocal rhythm & the sheer passion in Dutty’s voice, the soulful melodic tones of the feature, and some superb electric guitar hits that fill up the outer edges. Originality runs free but it’s also kept relevant by clear threads of ability, truth & professionalism.
Moromo always puts so much of himself into his music anyway, but this latest single seems to be in a league of its own in that respect. His voice veers off without a care, lost in the moment and swept away by the central idea of the song.
SunFloat opens up with a quickly memorable hook – a rhythmic vocal melody and a characterful voice to deliver it pave the way for an easily recognisable hit.
The variety and the refusal to fall below par or utilize filler to make it lengthier add even more worth to an already impressive and immersive hip hop collection.
The whole EP has a stunning smoothness to it & in fact, to listen in full is to get the feeling that this is all part of a single thought or feeling. There’s only six minutes to make your way through, but when it ends, you feel the loudness of that silent void quite intensely.