Beautifully blending a stunningly soulful vocal style with a Joshua James, Coal War-esque sense of build up and progression, Mutlu kicks off his new album in precisely the manner he intends to proceed. It’s a project that succeeds brilliantly in finding a league all of its own right now.
Mutlu’s vocal sound and ability is sensational, feeling authentically Gospel-inspired in a manner that’s mildly reminiscent of the likes of Hozier, though in this case there’s a lightness and classic soul with meandering notes style of delivery; almost tipping its hat to RnB in some ways.
As the album goes on, fragments of world music and even reggae emerge instrumentally – always reflecting on the underlying sentiments of each song, and on the passion and power (or intermittent delicacy) offered up by that voice.
Mutlu is a superb songwriter, and thanks to the organic and creatively refreshing nature of the soundscapes and set-ups that feature throughout Good Trouble, this skill is permitted the true freedom and strength it deserves; making for a playlist of original songs that connect and uplift and engage their audience in a mighty way.
An incredibly well-crafted album, from an artist who speaks from the heart and sings from the depths of his soul. Absolutely recommended.
Grab the album via iTunes or stream it on Spotify. Find & follow Mutlu on Instagram or visit his Website.