An increasingly impressive band. The live show is undoubtedly where things would really connect, but in terms of seeking out that album or playlist within which you can immerse yourself and feel involved in something, perhaps even understood; this collection is everything you could hope for.
Fusing a calming and colourful ambiance with a thick, mellow hip hop beat, the artist presents a contemporary balance between rap and melody, all the while throwing references to confidence and hard work into the mix in an inspiring, energizing manner.
Utilizing less than two and half minutes, ☽$cY†HE drives with emotional urgency and soulful turmoil on this single. From the offset you can hear the pain in the vocal delivery and in the lyrics – the song details loss and desperation, the end of something that meant so much.
LA-based duo Elizabritz somehow bring smoother vibes than ever with this latest single Durant Ave. More than that in fact, there’s a blissfully nostalgic and natural flow to this track that takes you back and calms you in a totally genuine way.
The song feels real because the performance is so honest and heartfelt. Then as the soundscape gathers intensity, the feeling multiplies – the energy grows stronger, and for those who find themselves in a similar situation as talked about in the track, this makes for the perfect modern anthem to re-connect and move forward with a significant other.
Justin Salter keeps the summer vibes alive with this latest single You and Me. What first emerges as a delicately jazz-infused pop song – a dreamlike ambiance, a sense of joy – later evolves to become something of a classically mellow hip hop release.
As you listen to this playlist, you get a strong sense that McHale is a songwriter by nature. It’s not the genre or the style that grabs you, it’s the ideas, and the weight and passion with which they are presented
Always one to throw in more than a few subtle curve balls, Forest Robots proves there is no limit to his creative reach – no hill too high to climb, no sound too unusual to approach & master with professionalism & care.
It feels, to me, like the long walk through the Las Vegas casino or hotel – mellow at first, slowly getting stranger & more colourful, eventually veering off down some chaotic hallway where all sorts of impossible wonders are in action.
The project undoubtedly speaks volumes for the artist behind it, the ideas and the style introduce equal parts character and passion, which should serve him well in the long run.
The whole thing feels like a hypnotic audio journey fit for those long nights in at home. The voices though, the lyrics & details, the multiple personas – all of this adds something a little more interesting & with a more intentional direction.
Red Lagoon hits a little harder with each new listen. In the way that certain songs from throughout our musical history have a particular depth or thread of swagger & originality about them – Twist In My Sobriety, Wicked Game, to name just a couple – this song soon proves itself to have that same timeless quality.