Leading with ambient vibes designed and destined to offer delicacy and calm when needed, NeilGrandeur’s latest single is one that uniquely balances subtle layers of hip hop, trip hop and pop in a softly dreamlike manner.
The vocal qualities on this track are undoubtedly one of the traits that lets it really stand out – aside from the initial contrast between the general softness and the sudden weight and confidence of those additional backing or echoing vocal moments. The main melody is delivered with a hint of vibrato, seemingly not soaked in effects but naturally expressive and perhaps in turn with the floaty nature of the soundscape.
At the same time as all of this, there are certain recognisable qualities that help give the track a contemporary feel. The quicker vocal rhythms are part of this, but it never becomes so heavy that it takes away from the individuality of the song – far from it. Da Radio encapsulates the art of falling in love – with a certain someone, and with the music. It’s a simple yet hypnotic track that makes its point well. An interesting introduction to an artist with a clearly broad set of influences.