Young Saint Nick feat. Victor Ardene – HER

Young Saint Nick feat. Victor Ardene – HER

SOUNDCLOUD: https://soundcloud.com/user-706860759/her-young-saint-nick-victor-ardene-1

“HER” is the kind of hip hop track anyone with an open mind can get behind. Young Saint Nick, working with friend and collaborator Victor Ardene, are prepared to branch out globally from their Newmarket, Ontario background into the larger music world with a pumping, groove oriented single built around their love of women. They have come a long way since first finding their love for hip hop during their teen years, but this new single advances their talents in a vivid way – it mixes their obvious hip hop style with a massive chorus they pummel into listeners head without ever losing a grip on the necessary musicality they need to win the most fans possible. Those familiar with the duo will love this new cut, and those first coming to their music will be blown away by how much this comes off as a mind-blower from a longtime performing unit.

Victor Ardene’s production jumped out at me from the first. I’m used to hearing efforts from youthful talents like this and appreciating what they bring to the table, but invariably noting how the sound hasn’t yet caught up with their musical talents. There’s no danger of that here. The synths leap out at you and percolate, flare, and flash throughout the entirety of the song, but they never become overbearing and are very complementary to the other musical elements of this song. The drums, electronic in nature, nonetheless set a conclusive tone of the song from the frist and the solid foundation of their work never wavers. The vocals are well rendered by the production style, as well, and contrast nicely with the earlier mentioned instruments. The song, running almost four minutes, is fun from the very beginning and there’s no fat on the track at all.

Young Saint Nick’s lyrics are equally focused and you can hear his lascivious glee in singing about lovely ladies. He tries to get under the listener’s skin from the beginning, but he never has a domineering presence and, instead, seems to be inviting listeners to enjoy his fun. The lyrical content doesn’t have a single unneeded word – the percussive nature of the lyrical attack joins up well with the drumming and comes in early during the tune. His vocal delivery is present throughout the whole song, it never backs off, and stays with the audience all the way through. It’s impossible for me to not like this song, it just comes off so well, and “HER” is evidence that there’s no question Young Saint Nick and Victor Ardene will be a presence in the indie music world, and soon enough the larger music world, for untold years to come. The future is bright and they are inviting us to follow them all the way.

AMAZON: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Her/dp/B07998RRD1

Young Saint Nick’s music has been heard all over the world due to the radio plugging services offered by Musik Radio Promotions. Learn more – https://musikandfilm.com/

Troy Johnson

NIK:11 delivers amazing 4PLAY

URL: https://www.nik11.com/?release=4-play

NIK:11 exerts her dominance over the techno world with her single “4Play,” a thought-provoking interpretation of electronica and deep house music that is quickly becoming one of the most talked about songs of 2018. Critics and disciples of electronic music have already known for some time now that NIK:11 was on the verge of the breakthrough of this caliber, but at last with “4Play” her sound finally matures into its own and becomes completely distinctive from everyone else in her scene, generation and hometown of Detroit, Michigan. I had a chance to preview this track ahead of its release, and while I certainly expected to like what I heard, I had no idea just what kind of treasure I was really in for.

About five years ago there were a lot of critics, even within the electronica community, that felt like this genre of music was dying down creatively and socially compared to where it was at the end of the 1990s. Whatever happened to those critics and their foolish opinions I have no idea, but history has been steadily proving them wrong leading up to and in the midst of “4Play” and its widespread success. Even the most anti-techno among us just aren’t able to argue that this music is a non-factor anymore; it’s literally everywhere around us.

One thing that the harsher critics of electronica have been right about is the increasingly lazy behaviors of DJ’s both in the United States and in Europe. Fusing together a bunch of really stirring samples is all well and fun, but to do what NIK:11 does with her originally crafted music takes a much more advanced skillset than any of them have displayed recently. NIK:11 doesn’t just blend interesting sounds together, she evolves the textures of each one of her tones to suit her own identity, which is bold, brazen and far more daring than anything her contemporaries are trying.

NIK:11 is a really great example of what it means to be a true blue collar musician. She doesn’t copy anyone else’s formula, and she’s not looking to ride in the wake of another’s success. Her story is fascinating all by itself without the accentuation of embellishment, and even though she’s had plenty of opportunities, her music never follows anyone’s path but her own. In a world full of actors and imitators, she’s the real article partly because she chooses to be and partly because her rebellious recording style won’t allow her not to be.
I’d actually really love to see her collaborate with some artists of other genres – particularly rock and hip-hop – and see what kind of impact her creative style could have on other scenes and musicians. With her talent, versatility sort of comes standard with the package. NIK:11 isn’t going anywhere any time soon, and “4Play” solidly cements her as one of the most important artists to watch entering the 2020s. If this single is a teaser for an upcoming full-length album, don’t be surprised if this isn’t the last positive review I write about this charming new face in pop.

I-TUNES: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/4play-single/1421963464

Troy Johnson

Willie J Drops New Single

Willie J Drops New Single

URL: http://www.williejmission.com/

Thanks to the innovations within the tech world, it’s never been easier to record music in high definition, studio-quality audio from virtually any venue you can think of. Gone are the days where musicians were slaves to the soundboard, sweating it out in the claustrophobic confines of a soundproofed room while they’re trying to hash out their craft from scratch. As great as this revolution in grassroots ethos has been for connecting international audiences with previously removed, isolated indie artists, it should be said how much more competitive the industry has become as a result of this massive influx of new talent. With that considered, Willie J’s most recent collaboration with legendary boxer and gifted singer Arthur Anthony, “Sunshine With the Rain,” goes above and beyond in captivating listeners with its intrepid, full-color audio and enchanting harmonies presented in stereo.

Willie J has made a career out of showing the establishment exactly where its falling short in getting listeners excited about pop again, and on “Sunshine With the Rain,” he and Anthony Arthur basically declare war on the corrupt corporate element of R&B. While his music has never failed at drawing our attention away from his mundane rivals, it wasn’t until this moment in his career that his sound has truly had the chance to spread out and deliver all of the raw audacity that he’s really capable of producing. He’s making a power play for mainstream exposure, and it’s clear after just a single listen of this track that he isn’t planning on taking any prisoners along the way.

This is undeniably a sweet slice of melodic Midwestern hip-hop, but there’s also an exotic, almost avant-garde bend to its arrangement that really adds a physicality to this song that just wasn’t present in his previous work. Willie J has grown up before our very ears, and “Sunshine With the Rain” is his graduation from the indie scene and entrance into the upper tier on the hierarchy of R&B and hip-hop. This guy doesn’t even strike me as a power hungry character; if anything, Willie J’s devotion to this craft is what makes his style so regal and calculated. As a musician myself, I respect how much love and passion he puts into his work.

For hip-hop and R&B fans alike, it doesn’t get much rawer or real than Willie J. He’s the real article, a student of soul and a steward of rhythm, and “Sunshine With the Rain” is one of many stunningly thoughtful contributions he’s made to the American songbook. It has been said by many a music scholar that the most important aspect of any songwriter is their versatility and subsequent ability to appeal to listeners of all backgrounds and tastes. Willie J doesn’t write songs just for R&B fans; he writes music for people who love music and the indescribable feelings that it can evoke, and if that isn’t the definition of a great composer in its purest and simplest form, I don’t really know what is.

MUSIC X-RAY: http://www.musicxray.com/xrays/460702

“Willie J’s music has been heard all over the world due to the radio plugging services offered by Musik Radio Promotions. Learn more – HTTPS://musikandfilm.com

Troy Johnson

Crack of Dawn is back!!!

URL: https://crackofdawnband.com/

A bold organ. Smooth humming. The squeal of a funky, wah-wah laden guitar. Pouncing of the percussion, and we’re off and running. “It’s Alright,” a mid-album slice of pure soul off of Crack of Dawn’s new LP Spotlight doesn’t waste any time getting us into the groove of things and taking us to a gravity free space where we can sail in between the melodies like we’re just another note resonating from the band’s amplifiers. If you’re getting the impression that there’s quite the psychedelic bend to Spotlight, then I’m doing a good job with my description. To say that psychedelia tinged funk ala George Clinton wasn’t a contributing influence on these cats would be a far stretch of the imagination, and Crack of Dawn doesn’t have any problems admitting just as much in their music. In a celebration of love, life, laughter and whole lot of truth, the band crafts their melodies around their deeply soulful introspections, and the result is an intoxicating meld of intricately arranged, jazz inspired cerebral R&B that could give the style the shot of adrenaline that its desperately been needing in the last few years.

Another one of my favorite moments from Spotlight comes in the second track on the album, “Somebody’s Watching,” which shows off how particularly well this group is able harmonize with each other as a singular entity without robbing any of the individual musicians in the band of their personal contribution. No one is competing for the spotlight here, just working together, and aggressively pushing a force together with a lot of sweat and determination to reach their climax all at once with no one left lagging behind (especially the audience). When everything is clicking and firing on all cylinders like it is here, we can’t help but get swept up in their energy and move to the literal beat of their drum. The smoky guitar parts are as visceral and flexible as the bittersweet vocals delicately placed in the valleys that exist between the crashing percussion and the furious timber of the basslines. There’s a little bit of showing off here, a little stutter step to create some distance there, and even a couple of relaxed moments where someone else picks up the slack. And still, it doesn’t sound like anyone is being particularly selfish. Crack of Dawn isn’t just playing a song here, they’re making love to the stereo.

Their energy reminds me of Tower of Power, one of my all-time favorite groups, but their identity is a lot harder to pin down. Maybe it’s because of their use of eclecticism. Maybe it’s that they don’t constantly use the same prose in each one of their songs. Or maybe it’s that they’re a fresh enough face to me that I, as a new fan, haven’t decided where I put them in the pop culture spectrum yet. But one thing is for sure; this group is the real article, and I plan on paying close attention to everything that they put out in the months – and hopefully years – to come.

TWITTER: https://twitter.com/CrackofDawnBand

Troy Johnson

Conceptz – Splash

Conceptz – Splash

URL: https://www.conceptzmusic.net/

The single “Splash” from Orange County, New York based hip hop acts Conceptz is an impressive new achievement for the brothers Short Fuze and Highrowglyphfix. They work alongside Grammy winning Benny Blanco with this song and it results in one of the most infectious, fun hip hop tracks emerging from either the mainstream or indie scene in recent memory. The subject matter is rather traditional as it celebrates sex with just enough innuendo to communicate its message and never lapses into the sort of off-putting crudity often alienating wider listening markets. However, it does get across its bawdy spirit with a smooth, surprisingly soulful musical arrangement that the vocals dance over with supreme confidence.

It’s likewise accompanied by an entertaining video, cut in a restless but never hyperactive way, filled with a bevy of beautiful women and a nice sense of humor. Some “straighter” listeners might be a little offended, initially, by the setup for the video’s premise as it initially comes off like the musicians are visiting a “home of ill repute” and picking women to service them, but Conceptz turns that on its head quick and viewers soon realize it’s a casting call of sorts for the video itself. I found it funny how they play with the viewers expectations just a little without ever calling too much attention to that particular moment. Conceptz embodies the song so well through visuals and body language that you can only assume they are a compelling live act capable of bringing their material to vivid life. They are gifted performers with immense skill for physically personifying the sway and movement of the track.

There’s a lot of swing in this tune. The rhythmic hook, particularly around the chorus, nets the listener’s attention early on and never relinquishes it – even casual listeners will be impressed with the infectious qualities of their performance and longtime hip hop fans will relish the countless deft turns, rhythmic flourishes in the vocals, and strong construction that makes “Splash” one of the genre’s more appealing tunes released in quite some time. The chorus, especially, sends the song to another level and Conceptz threads some nicely handled nuance into the song’s central payoff. Everything is spaced rather well and the four minutes and change running time gives them ample space to develop the song’s lyrical and musical ideas without ever rushing the track.

Conceptz first formed in 2011 and the intervening seven years has seen the East Coast duo establish themselves as one of the indie hip hop scene’s more creative outfits, but it’s clear they’ve only scratched the surface of their immense individual and collective talent. Their work alongside Benny Blanco on this new single is, arguably, their finest recording yet and they marry it with a superb video that captures the duo’s charisma and musical spirit while emphasizing their strong and evident sense of identity. “Splash” will please anyone who loves hip hop and newcomers with an open mind will definitely be hooked in by this duo as well.

I-TUNES: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/splash-single/1411997857

Troy Johnson

DawgGonDavis is BACK!!!!!!!!!!!

DawgGoneDavis is BACK!!!!!!!!!!!

REVERBNATION: https://www.reverbnation.com/dawggonedavis

Rebecca Rogers Davis works as an IT project manager during the day, but her life away from the 4o hour a week grind finds her taking on a very different identity. She expresses her lifelong love for music and composing under the persona of DawgGoneDavis. DawgGoneDavis has a playful take on hip hop tradition that aligns her, in some respects, with Weird Al Yankovich’s song parodies. Despite the light hearted nature of her songwriting, Davis is a deceptively astute songsmith who intuitively understands how to craft a catchy hook that lingers with listeners long after the song ends. Her latest release are a pair of singles entitled “Forever Music” and “Butt on Foya”, two songs building on the success of DawgGoneDavis’ first single “Middle Age Woman – Hip Hop Style” while solidifying her position as one of the best parodists on the indie songwriting scene today.

The first of the two singles, “Forever Music”, definitely doesn’t tread on typical hip hop subject matter, but her riffing on the falling fortunes of musicians has plenty of humor and a surprising amount of bite. Listeners who heard her first single “Middle Age Woman – Hip Hop Style” and dismiss her as a novelty act will have their assumptions challenged with this single. It doesn’t run on too long, thankfully, and her mixture of lyrical intelligence, theatrical delivery, and an arrangement incorporating a number of strong instrumental elements makes this a somewhat surprising track. Some of her “punch lines” in the song are particularly funny and listeners are well advised to give this track three or four plays to catch everything she’s written.

Piano, strong percussion, and inventive keyboards make up the bulk of the song’s musical arsenal. The keyboard and piano work is particularly excellent and give this track a much clearer musical identity than what listeners encountered with Davis’ first single. The crowning touch, however, is the presence of brass in the track and the often jarring melancholy it provides as a counterpoint to Davis’ vocal delivery.

She’s not a hip hop vocalist, but that doesn’t interfere with enjoying “Forever Music” or the second single “Butt on Fiya”. This song is much more in the vein of her first single, without ever imitating it, and shares the same increased focus on production excellence we heard with “Forever Music”. DawgGoneDavis has definitely progressed in regards to technique, but “Butt on Fiya” conclusively shows she’s still having a great deal of fun and her sense of humor gets an even bigger workout here than we heard with the earlier song. Both tracks are focused efforts and never smack of self indulgence; it’s a likely result of the same progression mentioned earlier and makes tremendous strides for her to enjoy wider exposure than before. Rebecca Rogers Davis has all kinds of fun playing DawgGoneDavis and we can expect to hear more from her in the near future.

GOOGLE PLAY: https://play.google.com/store/music/artist/DawgGoneDavis?id=Av53l2ky7q4bmsdteuxwh76c5wi&hl=en

Troy Johnson

That Summer, Vol. 1 Compilation feat. 0 hype, Skinny Fresh, AntoineRNB

That Summer, Vol. 1 Compilation feat. 0 hype, Skinny Fresh, AntoineRNB

That Summer, Vol. 1: https://open.spotify.com/album/2BuQkIZjet7yHSU7cGroKj

This has been such an epic year for hip-hop, from the inspiring number of new artists who have come out of the woodwork to the new, inventive promotors, producers and labels that are staking claim to the future of the industry as we know it. BWH Music Group is becoming one of the go-to sources for new content of all styles and varieties, and the label’s new comp That Summer doesn’t disappoint when it comes to showing off the highest caliber material their artists are coming up with these days, especially on the hip-hop and R&B front. I had a chance to preview That Summer before it hit the marketplace a little earlier this year, and although I’ve never been much for comps and mixtapes, I found what BWH had put together to be deeply compelling and required listening for any music enthusiast.

BWH MUSIC GROUP: https://www.bwhmusicgroup.com/

0 hype is a rapper who doesn’t need much of an introduction if you’ve been keen on the international hip-hop scene in the last year. His collaboration with Chris Chand, “Ease My Mind,” finds a comfortable home among the other treasures to behold on That Summer, steadily laying down the hottest groove of the year with comfort and ease. It might be a little early in his career to say for certain, but if any of his future work is on par with “Ease My Mind,” 0 hype is destined to be a member of hip-hop’s royal family before his day is done.

O HYPE ON TWITTER: https://twitter.com/_0hype?lang=en

In his song “All I Need,” Skinny Fresh champions old school beats and giant rhymes intricately strung together to make a sonically elaborate, aesthetically fascinating piece of modern hip-hop. Skinny Fresh perfectly balances out the dark psychedelia of 0 hype with this open flow style hit that further emphasizes the tremendous diversity of BWH Music Group’s collection of artists. “All I Need” is hard to categorize, but as anyone who loves good music knows, the best tracks tend to be that way.

SKINNY FRESH: https://www.skinnyfreshmusic.com/

Don’t worry, devout smooth rhythm and blues disciples – That Summer has something for you, too. AntoineRNB turns up the seductive heat with “Let Me Live,” one of his most mature singles to date and a required staple of this record. Anyone who has ever felt all of the relentless stress of love and lust will connect with AntoineRNB’s soulful, articulate lyrics and melody that refuses to give up. “Let Me Live” isn’t just the sexiest jam on That Summer, it may well be the soul ballad of the year.

ANTOINERNB ON SPOTIFY: https://open.spotify.com/artist/50U6EQpOMSqFLk6uZyIGTL

If you’re a true hip-hop or R&B fan, you’re already aware of the value of a really solid mix. Some of our all-time favorite artists have been discovered this way, and some of our all-time favorite songs are first given life in this format. BWH Music Group delivers all the artistry of a street level, DIY compilation in a singular, polished format that is so easy to digest that it tends to feel more like a summer music festival than it does a handful of studio tracks. That’s a difficult feat to accomplish, but for this record label, it’s just another day in the music business.

Troy Johnson

Nick Andre – “Guns” & “L.A.’s On Fire”

Nick Andre – “Guns” & “L.A.’s On Fire”

YANDEX: https://music.yandex.com/artist/1180405

“Guns”, the first of Nick Andre’s two new singles we’re discussing, isn’t a bountiful musical feast and its primary element is the vocal track. Andre surprises listeners a bit with the chorus as the vocals cop a near R&B/gospel feel squarely at odds, yet remarkably sympathetic in this instance, with the solidly rap vocals during the song’s verses. The intensity is palpable despite this seemingly oddball marriage of styles. Andre’s ideas for the song are uniformly strong; a good example of that is how the chorus vocals swell when they return following the conclusion of the verses. Much of the song is built around this near acapella approach and the percussion gives it increased urgency. His production choices in that area are equally keen; the drums underline every vocal nuance in both styles.

The lyrics for both songs go in hard for social criticism, but it isn’t ideology or dogma. It’s a hard-boiled, cynical point of view Andre brings to both of these songs and they couldn’t be any more relevant in American life circa 2018, but they work in concert with their musical settings rather than reducing the arrangements to mere afterthoughts serving as vehicles for the song’s lyrical broadsides. The second single reviewed here, “L.A.’s On Fire”, doubles down on the darkness of the first song with a song that portrays the City of Angels teetering, both lyrically and musically, on the brink of an abyss from which there is no coming back.

The production does an outstanding job of scene setting. “L.A.’s On Fire” is a much busier number than the first song, but Andre’s efforts are never overwrought and the theatrical quality it assumes thanks to tastefully chosen sound effects doesn’t strain its credibility with listeners. The percussion isn’t as prominent as we hear with “Guns”, but it helps enhance the song’s overarching mood and provides the synthesizer and electronic effects a strong rhythm over which they weave their colors. If this song has a color, it’s blood red and the walls seem to be closing in on you from the first, but it’s a short track running a little less than two and a half minutes and never oppressive.

The simple, insistent qualities of the song’s chorus and the effects placed on some of the vocals give the track a tortured quality – like it’s a message from the front lines of an inferno. It’s a quality defining both of these singles. “Guns” and “L.A.’s on Fire” is music of the moment that never shrinks away from the moment nor its place in the unending struggle to make sure the voices of those observing this violence and decay can be heard. Nick Andre demands to be heard; you can’t deny him. His latest two singles should go a long way towards solidifying his reputation as one of the most creative artists working in modern music today.

INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/nickandreofficial/

Troy Johnson

Lauria releases new single “Losing Me”

Lauria releases new single “Losing Me”

SPOTIFY: https://open.spotify.com/album/458CJTG8yYOW0KReIr5ivr

Florie-Laure “Lauria” Zadigue Dubé, from Montreal, CA, debut single release “Losing Me,” is a remarkably well-written, produced and arranged track, especially for the first release. Having grown up around music via her uncle’s basement studio, it’s no wonder the song is so good because Lauria is certainly no stranger to music. The track shows so much promise it is bound to reach the masses in no time flat. It’s that fantastic for numerous reasons, starting with her hypnotic vocal delivery and ending with the right beats and melodies to round out what is ultimately a hot new single in which she can be proud.

Not much else is known about Lauria, but with enough push this single could take off in a big way and put this wonderful singer on world stages where she belongs. Sometimes an artist is happy to just exist, but you can also sometimes hear the passion so much there is no doubting the aim is reaching for the sky. This isn’t a song to hide, it begs to be heard again and again, which hints to the fact that it plays endlessly well on loop setting. It’s great for cruising the car, the poolside or just kicking back to around the house and those are some of what marks a great song today.

The lyrics explore how she doesn’t care what others want when it comes town to talk, leaving it up to walking instead. The vocals are cool because they come in one tone and end in another, applying a double tracking that sounds almost conversational. This is a clever styling that hopefully sticks around in her work, it’s a great use of the vocal chords and sometimes even sounds like two different singers singing at each other. I find that to be one of the most impressive things about “Losing Me.” It’s a talent that shows Laurie’s singing prowess to be second to none and of the world class variety.

The music is essentially Pop oriented, and it influentially falls somewhere in the territory of Soul bands like T’Pau and PM Dawn ruled the airwaves with in the 90s. The production values check out the same as well, and it’s not hard to compare her to such because she’s of the same ilk. This is not an indie or pedestrian sound, it’s chock full of the right stuff any truly great Pop and Soul singer is made of to exemplify the artist by her craft. And if more music is coming from Laurie, it’s a good idea to ponder, especially a full-length LP or even an EP release the next time out.

I’d also like to hear Laurie collaborate with someone in the future as well, because she sings great and would easily sound fabulous in any duo setting. You get all of this and more from just one track in what should stand out as a long career ahead for a budding artist with her whole musical life ahead of her. “Losing Me” works on all levels to get Laurie’s music to the proper masses. It’s not every day we hear a potential star in the making, but this is one to watch for.

PANDORA: https://www.pandora.com/artist/lauria/losing-me-single/losing-me/TRzvX4qp6rVfJ92

Troy Johnson

“Thinking” by Edenn

“Thinking” by Edenn

URL: https://edennmusic.com/

“Thinking” is the debut track from Togo-born singer-songwriter, fashion designer, screenwriter and genuine citizen of the world, Edenn. He creates an exceptional listening experience in “Thinking” combining pop-dance, and electronic fusions. Now based in Europe, Edenn wrote the track after a fashion show and the outpouring of love he received. As it stands, not many of us can relate to putting on a fashion show, but nonetheless we often find ourselves in the equally relatable moment of sharing our love and thanks to those closest to us. Edenn seamlessly takes the lead.

I was struck by the sonic bliss in this track. “Thinking” isn’t aggressive or even so chill you feel like you’re labored getting out of the hammock you’re affixed to, rather, the slow-dance vibe. Think Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of You.” It’s as if Edenn has filtered a sunny, beach song with portrait lighting and wide soundscapes. The ‘dripping’ sound of the beat is mesmerizing and oh-so memorable. He uses the feature throughout “Thinking.”

At times the track feels a bit overproduced, but after a few listens, you get past that and start peeling away the extras. Edenn doesn’t have a distinct voice. But, he distinctly moves this song like a journey down the coast, or a slow dance. The grooves move along and patch together tightly. Listen past his voice. It’s not bad, it’s just a bit generic. That sounds harsher than it needs to be. Edenn is unique, but we all know in the world of pop music, that some songs are going to fall into a certain category and some bands are going to sound the same. It’s just going to happen.

Because he’s from Togo, I was hoping to hear more of the traditional blends and musings from the West African nation. Edenn certainly excels at mixing in sounds and measures, but if you’re looking for some spices to your meal, you won’t find the added fixings in “Thinking.” Don’t assume, just go with the flow. Perhaps his journey now leading him to Europe has him more subdued and mellowed.

Fans of Sheeran, Akon, T-Pain, Billy Ocean, Rihanna, Usher and more will dig “Thinking.” I like his pallet – his approach. He really paints a beautiful landscape and foundation and builds upon it in a way that is very modern. He has a bit of the neo soul sound, but mostly pop. I highly recommend Edenn and look forward to more songs from this emerging artist. Word on the street and from his team is that he’s quite a prolific songwriter and has amassed more than 300 songs. Plenty to go around the world, Edenn. Keep ‘em coming.

AMAZON: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Thinking-Edenn/dp/B07D3LSHF1

Troy Johnson