Andy Jordan & producer Benedict Gibbon have crafted an absolute dream with this latest single. The smooth seduction of that bass-line & Jordan’s softly soulful, raspy leading voice pave the way beautifully – laying out an organic & engaging foundation, upon which the song in full can stand tall & hit with unquestionable impact as it pours through.
Love Something is a short yet impressive collection, one that introduces an artist with a strong ear for music, a love for the art of writing and expressing genuine ideas and feelings, and a professional and skillful approach to production.
Blasting After Ours at volume is an easy thing, the collaborative EP from renowned artists Blvff and K-Son is quick to impress with soulful melodies, thoughtful rhymes, and blissfully dreamlike, seductive soundscapes. Whatever you liked about each artist individually is magnified on this project – a match well-made, and a pleasure to listen to.
Jason Bembry’s voice on this latest release melts the heart in an instant. You Should Have Known is a classically warm, organic ballad with a slightly jazz and soul infused aura. It’s a song that grows from mildly familiar to unexpectedly brilliant by the half way point, and things continue to embrace the listener right through to the end.
Chicago-based artist and songwriter Daniel Cronson offers a smooth and soulful approach to music and performance in his own right, this latest release though sees him collaborate for what seems like a match made in heaven.
Doug Ferony and his big-band sound are one of a kind at present, and this single is the perfect starting point for those who are new to his music or who are seeking out that authentic, historically rooted yet fresh and colourful jazz and swing aura.
There’s a humble air of authenticity to this album that makes it a reliable and deeply appealing project. Font Leroy is not out here shouting for attention or desperate for views. Instead, he’s making music that means something to him, that he himself is a fan of, and for these reasons the entire album works perfectly.
Ben Ferrell creates precisely the chilled out vibes we could all use at the end of a long day. Wannabe is a gorgeously mellow jazz-trip-hop track that utilizes a few key ingredients to build something smooth and dreamlike for listeners to escape within.
The entire album compiles these sonnets and sees Dzardanova pay tribute to a legendary creative by expressing her own inherently creative desires in reaction to that inspiration. It’s a brilliant idea in itself, and to hear it come to life in these recordings makes for a memorably unique listening session.
Where ambient music makes a fine accompaniment for meditation or an evening of calm, even a long journey for many of us, it occasionally lacks that humanity or soul to give it a little more meaning and intention. In this case, you get the best of both worlds.
ShadowHood has written a classic and somewhat vintage-style song, one that’s refreshing to listen to right now – nothing fancy is needed, nothing unnecessary, no filler – just natural songwriting and musicianship. Worth a listen, particularly for those who are loved up this Valentine’s week.
The music is far from simple, on the contrary – it’s complex and unpredictable; it’s jazz with grit, with sadness and unsettling energy, and it captivates in being this.