I became acquainted with Rachel Brotman and her music through a Bandcamp recommendation by her fellow artist and collaborator Diggs Duke a few months ago. When I listened to her songs for the very first time, I was immediately mesmerised by the magnificence of the music. I found it very peaceful and soothing yet extremely powerful and emotional, while Rachel’s voice was the icing on the cake and sent my ears on a direct flight to cloud 9.
On Anecdote, the singer wrote most of the music and lyrics, but she is joined by a group of talented musicians who create an amazing soundtrack for her to delicately deliver her soft vocals. Infused with jazz, the EP is a wonderful collection of lovely tracks that is best appreciated on a quiet, overcast day, when the music is like a smooth balm for your heart and lifts your spirits as Rachel’s voice rises. While it is not necessarily sad or melancholic, the music has this particular quality that fits introspective moments perfectly. There is also an apparent simplicity in this project, some sort of innocence and humility, that is only enhanced by the angelic texture of the singer’s vocals. I don’t know what heaven sounds like if it exists but I have a strong suspicion it wouldn’t be too different from Anecdote… Closing my eyes while listening to the music, I could travel to a welcoming world where everything was beautiful and pure, and I felt a sensation of calm overwhelm me while I drifted off to the sound of the enchanting notes and lyrics.
While I am in no way a jazz specialist, I can’t but appreciate the arrangements and the atmosphere created by the various instruments, as well as the way they complement each other. Projects like this one also help me feel confident about the state of independent music, where young artists showcase a real passion for their art and take the time to hone their skills to present music of great quality that is honest and heartfelt. Rachel Brotman sounds like a breath of fresh air and is among the artists who make me fall in love with music all over again. The Anecdote EP will therefore be played quite regularly, until the singer provides my ears with more beauty. If you are in need of soothing music, I would advise you to listen to the project promptly and to let it please your heart and soul.
You can listen to and buy the Anecdote EP on Rachel Brotman’s Bandcamp page, or simply by clicking on the link below. As usual, spreading the word is highly recommended.
When I first listened to ArinMaya’s music, I stepped into a whole new universe where everything sounded fresh and innovative. With The Sound of ArinMaya, I got acquainted with the singer and I immediately fell in love with her unique style and voice. While the music was clearly rooted in soul and gospel, there was an electronic edge to it that gave the EP a sound that was unlike anything I had heard before. After that, I discovered the beautiful Let The Love Come, an album of acoustic music she released in association with guitarist Nick Cassarino. It was a way for the singer to showcase different skills and prove how versatile she could be, delving into folk music and giving a new life to a few famous songs.
Now, with Her Imaginings, the brand-new project she just released with frequent collaborator Theimagination, she is once again flipping the script and providing the listeners with a diverse selection of tracks filled with an electronic soulfulness that is deeply satisfying to my ears. Her Imaginings is actually the name of the group they formed and I dare hope for future releases from the duo. If this is the first project they put out as an official group, not all the tracks are recent on Her Imaginings, as is the case with Do You Think, a song that was present on The Sound of ArinMaya and that never failed to move me.
Dealing with personal experiences, love and loss, Her Imaginings sounds like a snapshot of the singer’s life, as her voice reinforces the various emotions carried by the lyrics. Of course the production by Theimagination is spotless and it only enhances the beauty of the vocals. A true collaborative project, Her Imaginings gives as much space to the singer as it does to the producer, and two perspectives are presented as the songs alternate with interludes where Theimagination lets his thoughts and feelings wander. The hypnotic element that can be found in songs like I Find You or Alright makes the album all the more compelling, while the feelings of hope and fear expressed in the lyrics make ArinMaya sound very candid and beautifully human. What I loved in The Sound of ArinMaya, where the singer affirmed she wanted to be Beautiful before asking her lost love: “do you think of me when you lay with her?” is present here, as she admits she is Scared, but asserts that everything will be Alright eventually. In life and in love, nothing is ever white or black, and it’s always a good thing to hear an album where balance is respected, where certain songs will be most appreciated when the sun is shining in your life and others will touch you more deeply when you are facing hurdles and challenges. To put it simply, Her Imaginings could be mine and the album will always move me, no matter what I’m going through.
Now that you know a little bit more about it, discover the first video taken from the album. This is Do You Think, one of my favourite tracks, which gets a wonderful visual treatment.
Since you must now be convinced of ArinMaya and Theimagination’s talent and the need for you to have Her Imaginings in your life, I invite you to listen to the album and buy it on Bandcamp, or simply by clicking on the link below.
I first told you about the amazing Elle Winston almost a year ago, when her debut EP Who Said It Was Simple? dropped (shout out to Sincere Vega for the discovery!) and I am quite excited to present to you her brand-new release. The sophomore EP, simply entitled Uncertainty, came out today and it has already secured it’s position among my favourites for 2013. While her first project was a way for Elle Winston to introduce the listener to her musical universe by showcasing her versatility and eclectic influences, this new EP sees her delve deeper and touch upon some topics that are more intimate and personal. As the title suggests and according to the singer herself, this is her most sincere work to date and was written at a time in her life where she was struggling and questioning herself. Using this Uncertainty as creative fuel, she crafted some intense songs that are as beautiful as they are touching and compelling. From the very first notes of Waitin’ On, I was caught in the rhythm of the beat and as my head nodded I could appreciate the heartfelt lyrics and Elle’s unique, sultry voice. Very easy to relate to, the first song is probably the one that touched me the most, but the incredible Sisters (which was available as an exclusive on The Wonderful Year of Carminelitta Vol. 3) and My Black, more specifically, are extremely candid and powerful. Dealing with what it means to be a black woman in today’s world, both songs ask rhetorical questions or expose situations that are sure to make you pause for a while and ponder. On a more delicate note, More is equally moving and I can’t but feel goosebumps on my arms as I indulge in the velvety vocals and overall atmosphere of the song. Closing this wonderful EP, Million Years is yet another testimony to Elle Winston’s talent, where she offers magnificent vocals that resonate in your heart long after the last note is over. Almost bringing tears to my eyes at every listen, this is one of the most emotionally-charged songs of Uncertainty and it is once again written beautifully, leaving the listener with food for thought and a smile on their face.
In case you had any doubt, I highly recommend you give Elle Winston’s brand-new project a listen and I can guarantee you won’t be disappointed. After seeing a few videos of the young singer on stage, all I can wish for 2013 is to finally meet her and get to see her perform in front of my eyes. In the meantime, I will listen to Uncertainty on repeat and feel blessed to be able to enjoy such quality music. She is among the artists that never fail to touch me, through her sincerity, her talent and her sensitivity.
P.S. Stay tuned for an exclusive interview with Elle, featured on this blog very soon!
You can discover the amazing Uncertainty on Elle Winston’s Bandcamp page, or simply by clicking on the link below. Enjoy and please spread the word!
Pumpkin is an artist I discovered quite recently, thanks to her frequent collaborators Supafuh and Teru, but I have since then caught up with her work, to my ears’ delight. When I interviewed her a few months ago in London, I met a passionate and determined woman who was eager to express herself through music and share her views on the world.
Today is a very important day for Pumpkin, as she releases her new EP, Silence Radio, a wonderful project she has been crafting for a long time. Patience is a virtue and it definitely pays off here, both for her and for listeners, who are in for a treat. With features by 20Syl (Hocus Pocus), Ty, Pugz Atoms or Metropolis (Foreign Beggars), to name just a few, the EP still remains imprinted with the “Pumpkin touch”, as the young woman decides to venture on more experimental territories while touching on topics that are in turn personal tales and social observations she is well-known for. In addition to the aforementioned MCs joining Pumpkin on the mic, talented producers Supafuh, Vin’S da Cuero, Quiet Dawn, Josh Fontan (Beatspoke) and DJ Vadim come to reinforce an amazing team and create refreshing instrumentals that allow the lyricists to shine.
The first two singles, Silence Radio and Examen de physique are great representations of the direction taken by Pumpkin on the project, with a solid hip-hop basis accompanied with electronic sonorities that only enhance the power of the lyrics. From new ways of “communication” that may not actually bring people closer to a widespread tendency to judge books by their covers and incidentally people by their appearance, Pumpkin, joined by Pugs Atomz and Ty respectively, provides a very interesting analysis of a few of the ills of modern societies. While the statements may not be highly optimistic, the tracks are quite compelling and are served with the MC’s signature lyricism and spotless production. If those two may serve as appetisers, they can’t sum up the whole project, which is much richer and encompassing. You will probably have understood by now that I highly recommend you get your hands on Silence Radio, whether you prefer vinyl (who could resist such a gorgeous orange record?!), CD or digital. You can get it on , Fnac or through her website.
Because I support Pumpkin wholeheartedly and want as many people as possible to discover this excellent project, I teamed up with her to offer one of you a copy of Silence Radio on CD. All you have to do is register for my newsletter (if you haven’t done so already) and answer a very simple question to enter the draw. The winner will be announced in two weeks. To subscribe to the newsletter, simply enter your email address HERE or under the “Mailing list” tab on the right-hand side. Alternatively, you can contact me directly by email.
Now, to help you understand why this Silence Radio EP is an absolute must-have, I will share the first two singles with you. First of all, the title track is a wonderful collaboration with DJ Vadim and Pugs Atomz, with visuals that only increase its appeal.
Then, the freshly-released second single is featuring London-based legendary MC Ty, for an Examen de Physique in the streets of London. When two talented artists decide to join forces on such quality production, the result can’t be anything less than amazing. Enjoy and spread the word!
I first heard of UK singer Lianne La Havas about a year ago, with the “Black Cab Sessions“, and she literally blew my mind. Months have passed and she is getting more and more recognition, deservedly so. After several releases and many performances, the talented lady finally released her debut EP, the incredible Lost & Found EP. I know I have a tendency to use this sort of adjective a lot and anything I post on this blog is always something I love, but some artists or projects touch me more than others. In that case, I sometimes feel words are not really appropriate to express the depth and extent of what I feel when listening to the music.
While I already loved Lianne La Havas voice and style before, I have to admit the single, and more precisely the video, Lost & Found moved me so intensely I couldn’t help but cry. I won’t go into details, but suffice to say that I could relate to the words and feelings expressed. The wonderful video only enhanced the atmosphere of the song and made it all the more powerful (props to Colin Solal Cardo for this masterpiece). As I was thinking about the song yesterday, I realised that this is the kind of music that is deeply personal, as it comes from the artist’s own experience, but also universal as people can relate to it, even though they haven’t been through exactly the same thing. I believe that is one of the reasons why this particular song is so beautiful and precious.
Even though the title track holds a special place in my heart, the other two songs you can find on the EP, Liar and Empty are equally beautiful and share this particular quality of universal intimacy. Dealing with love and relationships from different perspectives, both tracks are extremely well-written and once again testify to Lianne La Havas’ talent as a singer and songwriter. There is a seemingly innocent and fragile element about her appearance and voice that only hides her strength and is balanced by the darkness of some of the lyrics. Her musical atmosphere is quite particular as well, with a beautiful simplicity in the actual music and wonderful acoustic instruments that I love, along with a certain mystery that seems to be pierced only by people who have been through similar experiences. It is quite rare for me to relate to an artist and their music so strongly but it is always an extraordinary feeling that I cherish. As explained in my short introduction, it is not always easy for me to describe music that means so much to me so I will leave it at that and let you enjoy it for yourself.
Now that you have an idea of what to expect with Lianne La Havas’ beautiful Lost & Found, I strongly encourage you to purchase the EP via her website or on . Trust me, it is worth it. Also, because I simply can’t let you go without sharing one of the most beautiful visuals I have seen in a long while, here is the official video for the title track of the EP.
The first time I read about London singer Szerdene was back in January 2010, when I discovered her Collage: The Demo on SoulCulture. Over the months, I was always delighted to discover her new singles and collaborations, including her work with Dutch singer Mar (if you have never heard their rendition of April 14th, do yourself a favour and head over here). It is therefore with great pleasure that I learned about her brand-new project, Patchwork The EP, released via Wonderful Ear Records. Of course, I couldn’t not share such beauty with you! In case you are not familiar with Szjerdene’s music and her amazing voice, this should serve as a great introduction, before you discover her previous releases. Freshly signed with Plug Research label, the young Londoner is getting more and more shine on the independent soul scene, deservedly so.
With Patchwork The EP, you get a glimpse of what Szjerdene can do and with only four tracks, it definitely sounds as an appetiser which will make you eager to listen to more from the talented lady. Opening the project, we have Blue Lullaby, whose original version was featured on Collage: The Demo and which remains one of my favourite songs of hers. Deeply personal and emotional, it never fails to bring me close to tears, while Szerdene’s voice is sheer purity and perfection. Then, the delicate Turn also has a very honest element and the beautiful, discreet melody underlines the lyrics perfectly, allowing the listener to focus on every word and feel their power. As is the case with many of her songs, this initial simplicity is then overcome by a great energy and intense guitars, before returning towards the end. Much more experimental and darker, 4th Stranger takes you on a mysterious ride, where distorted sounds and Szjerdene’s ever so gorgeous voice create an hypnotic, addictive atmosphere. This may not be to everyone’s taste, but I can’t but admire the singer’s versatility and innovative approach. Finally, closing Patchwork The EP on a more soulful note, Go sounds like the perfect way to say goodbye, while remembering that we’ll definitely meet again. The lovely piano and angelic vocals are like a balm for your heart, a ray of hope after the rainy days and a promise for better days. With four tracks that are as different from one another as possible, Szjerdene clearly created a wonderful Patchwork which presents different sides of her art and shows just how promising an artist she is.
Don’t hesitate one more second and stream Patchwork The EP on Szjerdene’s Soundcloud page, before you head to to purchase the project. You can also click on the link below to start the journey.
Now, because there is no such thing as too much beauty, here is the official video for Blue Lullaby, one of the most incredible songs I’ve ever heard. Enjoy and don’t forget to spread the word.
If you read the blog regularly, you may remember a time when I said I had quite a few overdue posts to share with you and that I would do so as soon as possible. Well… that obviously didn’t happen, but I am finally catching up, at least with one of them. TzariZM’s [DAY] Dream EP came out in November 2011, but you all know that there is no such thing as a late pass when it comes to music. So, for those of you who missed it or those who want to rediscover it, let me tell you about this great project.
I first heard of TzariZM through various projects by fellow Orlando (aka Ozone) residents, including Sean J or IMAKEMADBEATS. Part of Doxside Music Group, the MC and producer regularly collaborates with members of his extended musical family and it was quite interesting for me to discover him on a solo project. As the title and (beautfiul) artwork suggest, this EP is a journey into the artist’s mind and an exploration of his [DAY] Dream(s). I have a thing for short, concept EPs and that’s exactly what TzariZM offers the listeners. Alternating different moods and atmospheres, as well as solo track and collaborations, the MC/producer makes us travel through time (Wonda Years) and music. The EP and how it follows the evolution of a day actually reminds me of fellow producer and half of his group Strangaz Productions, IMAKEMADBEATS with his Daylight/Nightlight EP.
Much more personal than most of his tracks I had heard before, the project is a most welcome dose of honesty and openness, mixed with quality productions and lyrical skills. The different collaborations (with Grey Matter’s Illustrate, Wordsworth and Mylodic) only enhance the EP without spoiling its uniqueness. Listening to [DAY] Dream now, I actually realise it really sounds like the soundtrack to a dream (or nightmare, depending of the tracks), as TzariZM created a very interesting musical pattern that has a cinematic element. The music also encourages you to open your mind and use your imagination, especially with the mesmerising Lose Myself (At Night), which is one of my favourites. On a different note, Proceed To Fly is a highly positive, feel-good track that instills a great dose of motivation in the listeners while putting a smile on their face. Mylodic’s angelic voice only emphasises the beauty of the music and lyrics, making it another one of my favourites. An eclectic and inspiring project, the [DAY] Dream EP is a gem I shouldn’t have ignored for so long, as it really is a very pleasant project to listen to.
Now, in case you slept for too long as I did, you can listen to and purchase the [DAY] Dream EP on Doxside Music Group’s Bandcamp page, or simply by clicking on the link below. Support is appreciated and encouraged!
On days like today, where the rain and cold outside make you wish you were thousands of miles away, a good solution is to listen to some lively, bright and uplifting music, to distance yourself from this bleak sight as much as possible. This is what I usually do and it works wonders most of the time. Today, though, I decided to listen to an artist I discovered several weeks ago thanks to a suggestion on Bandcamp and I have to say the ambience of the songs is not exactly what you would call warm and positive, but I think it’s ok sometimes to indulge into “weird” atmospheres and feelings. Therefore, what I present here is a beautiful, dark and mysterious little project that fits my mood of the day quite well. Before I tell you more about Ode to the Unknown Factory Worker, I would like to take a minute to introduce you to Leila Adu, whose biography impressed me so much I had to share parts of it with you. Based in the United-States, this New-Zealander with Ghanaian roots who was born in London and has lived in different places in Europe for five years, is a classically trained pianist who “treats genre distinctions in much the same way that Godzilla treated those little cities made out of cardboard… boiling down Middle Eastern melodies and classic vocal jazz into something like a minimalist opera starring Nina Hagen, Diamanda Galas, and Eve Libertine” (MTV Iggy). Her music is probably not for everyone, but if your ears and mind are wide open, you will probably appreciate it as much as I do. Having produced four albums, sung with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, toured in the States, Europe and Australasia, been interviewed on famous TV and radio stations around the world (including the BBC), Leila Adu is a very productive and inspiring individual!
Her Ode to the Unknown Factory Worker was recorded in Italy, while she was living there. The three tracks available on her Bandcamp page sound like a great introduction to her world and very tasty sonic appetisers that really make me want to purchase the album (yes, I have to admit I haven’t yet but it is definitely on my to-do list). Even if I won’t, for obvious reasons, write a review of the album here, I can tell you that I really appreciate the atmosphere Leila Adu creates with the blending of piano and electronic elements, which turn most of the songs into haunting, almost uncomfortable pieces that can’t leave you unmoved. In addition to the excellent instrumentation, the singer’s voice is beautifully compelling, catching your attention and not letting go until the last seconds of the songs. There is something eerie and hypnotic about it, reminiscing of a siren’s chant and that makes the music all the more powerful. As I was doing my research, I saw the name of Fiona Apple pop up here and there in reviews, and I have to say the comparison is quite accurate. Both singers, in addition to being great pianists and songwriters, add this unique and uncanny, but also fascinating element to their music. This is something I greatly appreciate and that makes them some of the most original artists I have ever heard. While I was not able to listen to Ode to the Unknown Factory Worker in its entirety, I indulged in Leila Adu’s previous albums, Dark Joan, Cherry Pie and Dig A Hole, which all confirmed her talent and my interest for her music. If you are as curious as I am, you can listen to all of those and buy them on her Bandcamp page. The beautiful singer is currently working on her next album and I will definitely add this one to my “to-buy” list as well.
For those of you that are curious and adventurous enough, you can enter her universe by listening to the three tracks from Ode to the Unknown Factory Worker on Bandcamp or directly on the link below. Once you are convinced that you love her music, you can buy the album on Amazon, Goodfellas (Italy) or Cargo Records (UK).
As is often the case, I can’t remember exactly how and when I first heard about Kameron Corvet and his music, but I do know it’s been a few years already and I’m quite happy to present to you his latest project, the F_ck, Love EP. Now, let’s talk grammar for a bit… I know many people don’t really care about this kind of subtleties and I can see some of you as they roll their eyes at the sight of the word, but I need to make an important statement. Kameron Corvet himself insisted on this point and I think it is crucial to understand the music and the concept of the album. There is a comma in the title, just between “fuck” and “love”, which makes the meaning of those two words put together completely different from what it would have been if it had not been there. This is not a declaration of hate towards love. Rather, it is a “damn, I hate to love you but I just can’t help it”. As we are now clear about this point, let me tell you more about this EP that I love to love.
Singing/writing about love is one of the most common things artists do, that’s a fact. What makes the difference between all those songs and albums then? Well, clearly it’s the personal touch, the specific words, the emotions in the voice and the music. When it comes to those last two, I was enchanted immediately. First, Kameron Corvet’s voice has this very sensual tone that probably makes many girls wish his words were whispered softly in their ears (or so I’ve heard…). I could go on for pages about this detail but I assume you don’t really want me to get carried away and I’ll leave you to enjoy it for yourself without mentioning it (too much). Another treat that will definitely make some of you ladies (and guys, why not?) swoon is how he utters a few words in French in Sign Ur Name. Now, if someone knows about the power of a sensual voice and foreign accent over listeners, it’s me, and I promise I’m not judging you for having extravagant thoughts racing through your mind when you hear the sexy accent. Musically, the album blends rock and soul in a very natural way and the guitars usually reinforce the sensuality or anger of the lyrics while the melodies put a smile on your face.
Those lyrics, precisely, are part of the reason I appreciate F_ck, Love so much. A smooth enchanting voice can only do so much and if you don’t have anything interesting to say that won’t catch my attention for too long. Kameron Corvet clearly doesn’t lack lyrical ability and deals with love and relationships in a very honest and personal way. As I mentioned earlier, this EP sounds like a love-hate letter and we can listen the singer going through different stages of a relationship, all the while experiencing sometimes contradicting feelings. Nothing is ever black and white (as I stated several times before) and it’s always a great thing to have some balance and frank lyrics. Whether he expresses his desire and interest for Going Under in a song that is as sexy as its title, how loving his special someone has become one of his Good Habits, or describes how he “misses the way” his ex put him through hell, Kameron Corvet always bares his heart and tells sings as they are, in a very candid way. One of the songs that is easiest to relate to for me (for all the wrong reasons, unfortunately) is Snap Out Of It, as the Gemini, split personality individual that I am probably caused a few people to wonder what the hell was wrong with me a few times. I will of course not go into too many details, but I have to admit this song put a smile on my face (mischievous girl that I am!). Finally, the title track closes the project and sums up the whole concept. Stating “I don’t wanna lose my mind”, the singer explains all the reasons why he probably will anyway. I guess that’s the power of love: as much as you want to escape it, its power is just too overwhelming and all you can do is surrender to it, while cursing it every now and then.
Something you can surrender to without guilt or anger is Kameron Corvet’s beautiful F_ck, Love, that is available as a free download through his website. You can also click on the link below to start the journey directly.
I know this is not brand-new and you probably heard about it already, but I’m sure you’re eager to read what I have to say about it. Right?! Ok, so I’ve been following Eric Lau and his releases for a little while and I really appreciate his production. It is therefore always a pleasure to hear he has a new project out. I was also fortunate enough to interview the London-based producer for Word Is Bond a couple of months ago and he had very interesting things to say. With The Mission EP, Eric Lau teams up once again with Guilty Simpson, after a first collaboration on For The D back in 2007 and I have to admit the two of them form a winning team and obviously enjoy working together. The combination of the MC’s voice and the producer’s music may leave some skeptical on paper, but the EP proves that it actually works extremely well and they complement each other perfectly. Coming back to hip-hop production but sprinkling it with touches of soul, jazz and funk, Eric Lau proves his versatility and the extent of his talent. To make the project complete, he added the incredibly beautiful voices of Fatima and Olivier Daysoul, that make some of the tracks slightly emotional and enchanted my ears, as well as the skills of musicians Chris “Daddy” Dave, Alex Bonfanti and Damu The Fudgemunk.
Introducing The Mission EP by asking are U Ready, Eric Lau catches your attention immediately and the epic instrumental with heavy drums gives your head a will of its own, while your ears appreciate the lovely synths and get ready for 17 minutes of aural pleasure. You will actually not stop nodding your head all the way through, thanks to some amazing drums and catchy instruments. It is then time for Guilty Simpson to enter the stage and explain what The Mission is. As his seamless flow rides the head-nodding beat, the Detroit MC emphasises the need to stay humble and be grateful for what he has, while representing his home town and making sure he’s the best at what he does. After this statement, he is joined by Fatima and her gorgeous voice, and asks you Can you feel it? on one of the most soulful and beautiful tracks of the EP. He expresses his gratitude once again and how thankful he is for his life, reminding us that there is “not a second to waste” in this life and that “experience is learning from mistakes“. Those little gems of inspiration are much appreciated and fit the mood of the instrumental perfectly. Chilling for a bit, the MC then takes some time to Burn It Up on a very funky beat with a gorgeous bass that hypnotised me and made me want to burn one dance the night away. The lyrics are as laid-back as the instrumental and in true hip-hop fashion, Eric Lau introduces some samples that will be quickly recognised by hip-hop and soul heads (including D’Angelo sexy vocals, that make the music all the more sensual). After this smoking break, Guilty Simpson comes back with some great story-telling and the atmosphere gets a little bit darker with the beautiful piano. On He Said, She Said, the MC deals with failed relationship and karma, when miscommunication and different desires are tearing people apart. Probably the most personal track of the EP and one of my favourites, Yesterday is a way for the Detroit native to reminisce over his childhood and remind people that they shouldn’t take anything for granted. The lovely and emotional piano notes emphasise the reflective mood of the lyrics, while Fatima and Olivier Daysoul’s voices are simply heavenly and add even more depth to the track (those harmonies at the end left me speechless). Remembering friends lost to gun violence, Guilty Simpson shares yet another gem that people should keep in mind: “whatever it is, you better say it now“, as you truly never know what tomorrow may bring. Finally, Eric Lau ends this amazing EP with a most beautiful outro, where the gorgeous piano and jazzy vibes will help you reflect on the previous song and its lyrics, while giving you an irrepressible itch to press replay. Music that great is addictive, I have to admit.
In case you want to know even more about The Mission EP, listen to Eric Lau as he discusses the project and showcases some of the instrumentals.
I know you are dying to get your hands on this EP and I don’t blame you! You can get the vinyl from Kilawatt or hhv.de, among others (that includes bonus tracks) or download it on Bandcamp. If you are really in a hurry, simply click on the link below and enjoy.