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.
What at first feels like a familiar, modern day release, quickly evolves into a unique fusion of styles & genres consistently true to the artist’s own way with music.
SlickMick has been through something that’s difficult to imagine. The detail offered on this single is unwavering, holding nothing back, appearing as a mellow freestyle – a one-take expression of story-line & emotional impact.
It’s a song about love – real, exciting love, in the here & now. Auburn Hair is a testament to the bright, the beautiful, and the ephemeral, and it’s the best song I’ve heard this year.