Fantastic – lyrically intriguing, musically satisfying; Akecheta signals the hard-hitting & long-awaited return of the British rock band. Expect big things in 2020.
Featuring smart rhymes, simple references and more complex thoughts alike, the project introduces a rapper with a broad range of influences and a deeply thoughtful writing style.
The final words echo through and linger long after listening. You cannot breathe, I won’t let you – I won’t give you air… It’s a poignant writing style, and the haunting, sleepy style of the arrangement really brings it all home with added weight.
A softly artistic, interesting and enjoyable song, from an EP that hopefully marks the start of an artist career well worth tuning in for.
LA’s Lauren Rosas returns this month with a brilliantly immersive new single and captivating video to compliment it.
Intended as a message of hope to other survivors or those currently stuck in this world, You Can’t Hurt Me No More speaks openly and emotionally, touching base on the issue of sex trafficking and reigniting the public’s awareness of it.
In many ways, Francis Bowie is a master chameleon, a champion for eclecticism, yet without sacrificing his sense of self at any point; far from it.
Leading with a touch of that country twang, a blues or folk-like soundscape, a quietly uplifting shuffle of a rhythm, and an almost trip-hop-like aura on the whole, the song strands tall on the strength of its own concept, and Kris Angelis more than delivers.
Embracing the contemporary tones of hip hop and RnB, yet with an impressively detailed and progressive soundscape, Balagosa drives with quickly memorable melodies on this single – short lines and a hook that draw you in from the offset and keep you rhythmically engaged throughout. Production-wise there’s a dreamlike quality to this track, it doesn’t … Continued
Ace Adams leads with a refreshing approach to sound design on this latest EP. Introducing a string of impressive features, 4 of a Kind opens up with a quickly likable, spacious and unique new beat, fusing the weight of hip hop with the retro soul of electronica and the more organic clap of pop.
Peaches takes the form of a classic trip hop single in many ways, igniting nostalgic connections to the likes of Portishead & Zero 7. The further along it moves though, the more it begins to pave its own way – the more intricacies you pick up on that effectively paint a new kind of picture.
Balancing a gorgeously organic Americana & folk-rock soundscape, with a hip-hop-soaked verse, country story-telling, and an overall energy that’s close to impossible to feel sad in the presence of, We Can gives listeners a real sense of that very sentiment implied by the title.