Leading with precisely the crisp and clean finished implied by the title, Terry Blade’s EP Misery (Mastered For Headphones) offers a beautifully intimate, soulful performance that connects on a deeply human level.
Toronto’s INNR CIRCLE sets the mood with ease as the organic and exotic guitar picking of Waves pours seductively into the room. Soon enough though, things change direction entirely.
Seeing the stunning talents of Erica B & Shaunté Daurice step into the spotlight, Where Is Your Love stylishly blends breathy, expressive & emotive vocal qualities, with a partly organic, piano-led soundscape, and an underlying trip-hop aura.
The trick here is the multitude of vocal and brass hooks over a relentless rhythm that just won’t quit. Appealing female vocals and a smart and sassy beat make for a compelling listen.
Jenae Ailia creatively balances delicately soulful songwriting with contemporary sound design on this heartfelt and emotionally loaded new EP.
Lorine Chia has a sound that is undeniably hers, and the way she floats through the stages of the track, with softness yet intention, is beautifully captivating; and genuinely refreshing amidst today’s musical landscape.
The humble nature of this piece, the natural sound, combined with the poetic undertones and purpose of the performance, all helps make it a notably unique and striking release for 2019
Jonah Melvon more than delivers on this latest single. Fresh from the album RainWater Project, 1099 (Mom and Pops) reignites the fire from the days of smooth RnB and soul-pop, with its delicate groove and some superb vocal performances throughout.
Fusing a thoughtful ambiance, partly electronic, partly organic, with a freely meandering, softly soulful vocal, Beauty In A Wicked World is a trip-hop lover’s dream – and a stunning few minutes of superb escapism for fans of blissful soundscapes and poetic songwriting alike.
Addisyn Chafé’s Burn In Me is stunning, a beautiful introduction to the artist and a powerfully emotive song in itself. Looking forward to the EP release on March 1st.