There’s an unusual level of eclecticism on this project – the harder hitting rap tracks contrast cleverly with the more tentative, delicate ones – something you don’t often come across, particularly within such a short project. Flowasis has some big moments & is respectively creative from start to finish.
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.
Being able to work with Beyoncé was an incredible experience. When it comes to my approach to music, she always says to be true to yourself especially with the music I am writing. For me, I always want my music to be real & something that I have experienced.
Baker’s voice, and indeed the additional vocal snippets that accompany it, brings listeners a sense of vulnerability & confidence intertwined. It’s as if there’s absolute adoration at work – alongside of a sheer need to create music & express the feeling through art.
State Royale are walking their own creative pathway, taking hints of influence from various places but essentially sticking to their guns and the intended message and vibe they wish to portray.
“I would tell artists to become resourceful, be mindful of your business, leverage your network & have fun. Join organizations, listen to music business podcasts. Find the way that works best for you in order to learn & arm yourself with information that can help you in your journey.”
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.
Chucky Orbitz is someone to look out for in music right now. You can hear the soul and the determination in his voice, and you can hear the professionalism in the soundscape. Real Feel is a huge track, but it’s also clearly just the beginning of something even bigger.
The vocal style has a classic feel, taking inspiration from some of the best soul & RnB artists of yesteryear. This approach, when united with such a crisp, colourful, contemporary soundscape as this, makes for a release that seems genuine & likely to reach a wider audience with its accessible tones.
This song takes a little from all of the best places in music – crafting before you an immersive experience, one that works on a purely musical level, as well as reaching out to connect with our inner humanness; our less talked about feelings & connections to one another.
You’re encouraged to look ahead, and even behind – not merely seeing what’s in the here & now, but seeing things much more deeply. Easily worth two or three listens in a row, to make sure every idea & its clever connection to the music supporting it really sinks in.