Halfway Human break the mold beautifully with this latest release. A live show would likely see entire crowds of people under their spell and feeding off of that passion and unpredictability.
Nikol Star has a sound that feels relevant to today’s world of hip hop and RnB crossovers, but it’s also a sound and style that could well build up a collection of songs easily recognisable as unique and loaded with specific personality. You know the tone once you’ve heard it, and that makes a big difference.
“I dropped a tab of Acid and had just received the Masters for Avenue B, so that was playing in the background. I started getting the visuals from the music.”
A definite personal favourite from 2019 so far. A powerful track, eye-opening in many ways but also loaded with addictive good vibes that contrast cleverly with the depth of the subject matter.
Having not intended to listen through the whole album in one sitting, the opening song on Charlie Christmas’s Weird Old Man was quick to change my plans.
The 3Mind Blight sound is quickly becoming a thing entirely of its own. Uncertainty reigns, but there’s a sense of possibility – a feeling that not knowing isn’t quite as bad as it sometimes seems. ‘It’ll be alright if I live a good life.’
What begins as a dream, leads through these high-energy moments of never giving up, to ultimately end up at a stage in which it’s no longer a dream but a reality. It’s inspiring, everything from the title to the bounce of the hook to the very concept running throughout.
Complete with a scheduled mini-series of accompanying music videos, ‘Avenue B’ offers a stunning collection of instrumentally masterful songs and passionate outpourings – each of which is as melodically addictive as it is cinematic and vibrant.
Tohi’s single OUT THE BOX creatively brings together the anthem-like rhythm and hook-style of a contemporary hip hop hit, with a notably world-inspired and somewhat tribal backdrop.
To hear this fusion of influences is massively refreshing right now. Louie Lahana is undoubtedly talented, freely creative, provocatively thoughtful, and immensely interesting.
Up & Leave drives with a gathering of voices, a performance soaked in angst and passion, and a lyrical backbone that openly declares the pain and confusion of being deserted and broken hearted.
Jerad Finck’s return this month comes in the form of an uplifting, electro-pop soundscape and a song loaded with emotional longing – a compelling sense of searching for something greater than the self.