Ziva’s new single One hits the scene with a slow groove and a certain seductive intimacy that immediately calms the mood.
Stylishly blending a jazz-cafe-style soundscape with paired vocals, harmonies, and a fine sense of structure, Greener delivers immediate good vibes instrumentally, and proceeds to weave around you a web of realism that’s strangely calming to listen to.
Driving with blissful good vibes, a smooth set-up and an equally smooth, soulful performance style, the aptly titled Love Yourself confidently reminds listeners to take good care of themselves and appreciate every new day of life.
Forever may be a complex piece, but it flows by in an effortless swathe of colour and skill. It doesn’t sound quite like anything else out there, and yet also sounds familiar. Now that’s a tricky balance to strike, and deserves some recognition.
Impressive, intimate and infectious songwriting meets with superb production and blissfully soulful, expressive performances throughout this immersive new album from Gobiyond.
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