The Escape Artist EP is imaginative, confident, shiny, layered, complex and stunningly produced, played and mixed. When something like this comes along, it’s time to sit up and take notice.
Smooth production and a heartfelt, reflective writing style lead the way with quiet contemplation for this new single from Oregon’s RYA.
Laid back, effortlessly cool and sensibly exploiting the skills of both singers. Great stuff.
Episodic, ever-shifting and compelling, Deeper Than has a lot going on. This can drown some tunes, but this is an example of how to do complex without blowing it. A great collaboration with a great atmosphere.
Simple is a compact, cool and restless 3 minutes that’s as fresh as you like and over too soon.
Sporting a Post Malone-style production, this is a savvy gem of hip-hop with a smart rap that feels authentic and has an emotional, smart vocal delivery at its heart which is definitely worthy of your attention.
It zips along at a heck of a pace and is never less than interesting, exciting, fresh and accomplished. Rollins may be wearing many hats on his musical journey, but they all appear to be fitting him pretty well at the moment.
Sporting a sweet tone, rapid-fire vibrato, an enviable falsetto range and ubiquitous trap beats, You is a honey-drenched pop confection that also boasts some interesting production choices to keep things fresh.
A tune for right now, fresh and funny and full of life and energy, and hooks. You need to listen to this…
This is distinctly accomplished, and I imagine the vocal sessions alone must have taken a long time to write and organise. Impressive, and over far too soon.
The luscious contemporary pop vocals of Trinity Rose dominate this smart and sassy sub-3 minute confection with a swagger and confidence that perfectly matches this tale of a recipient of the insistent attention of their wannabe-lover.
Trap beats swirl around some thumping, pumping piano (is that a Korg M1pre-set I hear?) that’s immediately reminiscent of the sort of 90s tunes that troubled the charts with a slick regularity.