From the intimate appeal of an acoustically strummed introduction, through an increasingly colourful soundscape, cleanly mixed vocal, and long-form yet catchy melody, Kevin Millan continues to raise the bar.
This brand new pop single takes elements of influence from a variety of angles, but ultimately paves the way for an honest and up-front way with writing and performance.
Hey Baby is something of an indie-pop hit initially, though as things progress the structure brings in a more experimental array of details – effects, sound play, electro-freedom.
Furthermore, the track is decidedly brief, particularly when you consider these latter half stylistic shifts. The melody only really kicks in for one round of verse-hook, which could leave it being forgettable, but fortunately has the effect of prompting a quick re-listen; at which point things settle in for good.
Lovely vocals, a likable set-up – organic and easy to visualise in the live setting, with a clear sense of personal truth at its core. It will be interesting to hear where else the music takes Millan in the coming months.