If you haven’t listened to Anechoic Birds before, but you’re a fan of musicianship and rap united – hip hop with a notably melody and mood-conscious aura – Blessed is fine choice to make.
Stylishly blending ambient, cinematic sound design, with smooth vocals & poetic, personally reflective story-telling, DRAMA/QUEEN is a haunting & addictively immersive track – the perfect way to kick off this re-emergence of SUNDERWORLD.
Brightside offer a creative synth soundscape for blissful escapism, an eighties-style, addictive beat, and a song that connects for its intimate and quietly affectionate nature.
Instrumentally raw yet impressive, showcasing the best of the live-band aspect of GREYE, Lucky kicks into gear with the soulful roar of Hannah Summer’s raspy and powerful rock vocal.
If you’re missing the beach, the sea, the waves and the freedom – this album is for you.
A live delivery would almost certainly prove to be a crowd pleaser – not least of all for that final vocal outpouring, and the electric guitar riff that helps drive it all through with vibrancy and weight.
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!
The sweetness of the soundscape is matched by the character and flair of the leading voice; familiarity and freshness intertwine, and meanwhile genre labels are thrown aside as the sheer pleasure of well-crafted, intentional music fills the room.
The further you get into What You Need, the more immersive and quite mind-blowing that performance becomes. The final verse is off the charts and concludes the experience and the purpose of the track in a brilliant way.
More Than Sex is one of his best to emerge yet – the quality and the heart that has gone into the writing is mighty. A definite hit for 2019 and one well worth adding to the long-term playlist.
This style is undoubtedly influenced by the alternative or somewhat less mainstream aspects of hip hop. Things get creative in an uninhibited manner, Jxhn Crxw performs – he doesn’t just read lyrics to you, nor does he improvise with meaningless ideas or no intention.
There’s something refreshingly artistic and satisfying about this approach to songwriting and indeed to hip hop – the genre doesn’t confine, but rather, it offers a runway; from which committed and capable artists can take off into any realm of music they choose.