Intended as a message of hope to other survivors or those currently stuck in this world, You Can’t Hurt Me No More speaks openly and emotionally, touching base on the issue of sex trafficking and reigniting the public’s awareness of it.
In many ways, Francis Bowie is a master chameleon, a champion for eclecticism, yet without sacrificing his sense of self at any point; far from it.
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.
Complete with an organic set-up, and clean, clear vocals that contrast well with much of contemporary music’s finishes, Heartbeat Of My Life is easily one of Wembi’s most energizing and memorable songs yet.
Cardiff’s own creative duo The Debutantes have just released their brand new single and video (If Paradise is) Half As Nice. We caught an interview with the band, to find out more about their journey so far, their thoughts on the scene, and their hopes for the future. Here’s how it went. * * * … Continued
Creative Director turned Recording Artist Alex Bar doesn’t do anything by halves, and this debut single and video speak volumes on behalf of that.
Leading with a soulful vocal, a moment of quiet expression, followed by a powerful and immersive build-up towards the mighty drop of the hook, Your Love effectively walks the line between pop and EDM – bringing together fans of both worlds.
The beautiful, glistening and clean production creates the perfect backdrop for the narrative, and some smart decisions around the mix and vocal capture, double-tracking and reverbs all compliment City Lights. Long may we bask in them, when they sound this lush and opulent.
There is a certain cool to Iggy Mayerov’s vocals (which are a little similar to Ladyhawke at times, but without being over-produced) and she seems in control of her image and her delivery here. Silence is intricate and complex, and I’ll be looking for future output with genuine interest.
Everything is wonderful about this, including the musicianship. Inevitably, it won’t be to everyone’s taste. But if you aren’t a little curious after reading this, you probably don’t deserve ears. It really is that good!
Very much channelling a Lumineers vibe, we get treated to a guitar solo, subtle layer of busy backing vocals, additional percussion, a dead stop… yup, there is loads going on, but it doesn’t feel like it. It feels great!
It’s a fresh sounding track that delivers on every level: sonically interesting, beautifully and sensitively sung and with a great arrangement and panache that’s bordering on being embarrassingly confident!