Always an act who takes the path less travelled in rap music, Stephh V keeps things interesting and musically satisfying all at once.
A deeply intimate single, leading with impressive verses that connect for their humanity and the authentically original nature of the bars combined, Lover bridges the gap between artist and audience.
Back once again with a brand new project, Vyblektro’s EP Burn Again offers a fresh set of creative dance-pop tracks – not least of all the melodic and engaging groove of an emotive I Know You Remember.
Stephh V’s return this season brings a multi-layered hit of cinematic sound design and a deeply contemplative concept, as the artist addresses the very prospect of chasing dreams & seeking freedom in life.
Laid back, effortlessly cool and sensibly exploiting the skills of both singers. Great stuff.
Simple is a compact, cool and restless 3 minutes that’s as fresh as you like and over too soon.
“I wrote it because, to be honest I was feeling that way – which everyone can relate to at times in this day and age. We are all more connected then ever on social media, yet that somehow creates loneliness.”
The combination of drums, piano, acoustic guitars and synth strings are arranged in a perky, staccato style that keeps proceedings marching along and provides punchy accompaniment to the smoothly-sung vocals. This is not painting by numbers, there’s some smart choices being made.
“I am no fortune teller but I got a feeling emo-rap will take over the mainstream in a couple of years like emo music took over mid 00s.”
naldooo puts a whole lot of modern life into this album – the result is something surprisingly eclectic, endlessly melodic & consistently impressive. Rather than allowing himself to be pigeonholed, naldooo takes full advantage of the album format, introducing his varied influences from the offset.
The song utilises its upbeat rhythm & brightness to reinforce the very sentiment that it’s all about dancing – it’s all about having fun, spending time with those you hold close. We could all use a reminder of those things once in a while.
It’s a simple track, stylistically – there’s a delicacy about it, but there’s also an addictive sense of rhythm and good vibes that just satisfies.