Tuesday, 21 April 2020

Feature: The Jacques

From forming five years ago, indie provocateurs, The Jacques, have been on quite a journey. They've performed on stages across the UK and Europe, establishing a devoted following (particularly in France). Following a string of single releases over the years, that have gained support from the likes of BBC6 and Radio X; now they release their new EP 'Born Sore'. We caught up with Harry for a Q&A... 

1. Firstly, how did you become 'The Jacques'?
We were formed by Finn and Elliot in Bristol initially. They found the rest of us while we were living and making music in South East London. 

2. If you could tour with two other bands/artists (dead or alive), who would you choose and why?
I'd choose Beastie Boys all day all night that would have been amazing. I've heard The Stone Roses aren't gigging anymore but that would have been really special. 

3. Who were your main influences and what was your inspiration whilst creating your EP, 'Born Sore'? 
This EP was recorded over 2 years in-between touring. We wanted our recordings to be evocative of our live shows and to capture what we were into at that moment in time. Synthpop and Slint?

4. Where is your dream place to perform and why?
I'd love to play one of the stadiums in South America. It's a part of the world we've not been to yet and I can't imagine what the atmosphere is like. 

5. If you could open a venue, what would you call it, where would it be, and what would the opening night entail? 
It would definitely be called The Vole. We'd have to put it somewhere that accepts voles i.e. the forest? Opening night would be a fundraiser, hopefully by the end it would turn into a really memorable gig. 

'Born Sore' EP Review:
The Jacques have released the punchiest EP I've heard so far this year. Opening with the title track, 'Born Sore', it's an apocalyptic sound, and would fit right into the next 80's sci-fi thriller soundtrack. The dark and brooding theme continues into 'Alka-Seltzer'. A gritty track full of thrashing guitars and drums, growling bass and the catchiest of riffs carried throughout. A short burst of energy that leads into the slightly lighter 'I Never Want To Be Your Boyfriend'. A chance to hear the band's lyricism shine through over a synth-led dreamscape. The EP closes with 'Kiss The Pharaoh', a dark and hypnotic song that ties the release together well; it's anthemic, at times reminiscent of Gorillaz, and puts The Jacques on the map as the indie band to watch. 

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Tuesday, 31 March 2020

Rewind #14

Hi! We're back again - we return from one of many hiatuses to fill some isolation time! Whilst I now have a full time 'proper' job it's been difficult keeping up with all of the submissions, new releases, gigs, previously featured artists etc. HOWEVER with a global pandemic taking over, I need to fill some time. If it means helping to break your day up with some sweet tunes then I'm on it!

We'll start with a Rewind post, we'll get you up to date on some previously featured/spotlighted musicians, and then over the coming weeks there will be some Q&As, reviews, playlists to help get you (and myself) through these testing times!

Up All Night - AKA George
Since we first featured George nearly seven years ago, he's changed his name, released loads more tunes and is set to release a new EP 'Bad For You', in April. 'Up All Night' is taken from the upcoming release and is just as punchy and catchy as his previous songs.

Time - Jack Garratt
One of my all time favourite artists is back, and he returns with an absolute banger! It gets me singing along in my car, dancing in my bedroom, and humming along for the rest of the day. Jack has an album coming in May, 'Love, Death & Dancing', and it's shaping up to be a pretty special release.

New Friends - Orla Gartland
Orla was also a featured artist many years ago, back when she released 'Roots'. Now she's back with her fourth EP 'Freckle Season', and releasing beautiful live sessions of each song too (on YouTube). Full of catchy upbeat tracks with a story to be told throughout the lyrics of each song.

Notions - Darragh Chaplin
Darragh is a long-time favourite of ours at Music In Time, for both the blog and live events. He has been releasing a track each month of 2020 and they are all bops. We're looking forward to seeing what the rest of this year holds for Darragh and his music. 

Beg, Steal or Borrow - Jacko Hooper
Brighton based singer/songwriter, Jacko Hooper, is also back with a stunning new single 'Beg, Steal Or Borrow'. His Folklore Session evenings are still running, and he's received support from the likes of Mahogany, Mystic Sons, Indie Top 39 amongst others. Enjoy! 

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Tuesday, 31 December 2019

12 Albums of 2019

We're going back to old school Music In Time Blog, to share our favourite 12 albums of the past 12 months. We've also been lucky enough to see the majority of these musicians bring each album to life over the past year as well; in no particular order, enjoy our favourite releases of 2019...

No Words Left - Lucy Rose
Release Date: 22nd March
Genre: Folk
Tracks: 11
Singles: Conversation/Solo(w)/Treat Me Like A Woman

I've seen Lucy Rose perform live a few times now, and whenever I listen to her recorded material it always transports me back to those moments. This album translates her live sound perfectly, her vulnerability, story-telling and musicianship all come to life. The first song I heard from this album was 'Solo(w)', at a much needed point in my life, and I fell in love with it. Now listening to the vinyl since the release, I've found that 'Conversation' and 'Nobody Comes Round Here' are also new favourites. 

When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? - Billie Eilish
Release Date: 29th March
Genre: Pop
Tracks: 14 | 17 (Re-Issue Bonus)
Singles: Bitches Broken Hearts/You Should See Me In A Crown/When The Party's Over/Come Out and Play/When I Was Older/Bury A Friend/Wish You Were Gay/Bad Guy/All The Good Girls Go To Hell/Everything I Wanted

I'd heard of Billie Eilish awhile ago, around the time that 'Ocean Eyes' gained popularity, but then Billie's music blew up! An album dripping with heavy bass, steady beats, catchy melodies and incredible riffs. 'When The Party's Over' was the first song I really enjoyed from the album, with 'Bad Guy' being the guilty pleasure to sing along to. Now, the latest release 'Everything I Wanted', is easily one of my favourite songs of 2019. Billie and Finneas really are a dream team. 

Colours - Walking On Cars
Release Date: 12th April
Genre: Indie Pop
Tracks: 9
Singles: Monster/Coldest Water

Walking On Cars' debut album 'Everything This Way' has been a favourite album of mine for the past three years, so the follow up album had a lot to live up to. 'Colours' stepped up to the mark and after seeing the band perform the majority of songs live, I'm an even bigger fan. They've done an acoustic version of 'Monster', which is a definite highlight from the album, as well as 'Two Straight Lines' and 'One Last Dance'

Cuz I Love You - Lizzo
Release Date: 19th April
Genre:  Pop / R&B
Tracks: 11 | 14 (Deluxe) | 16 (Super Deluxe)
Singles: Juice/Tempo/Water Me/Truth Hurts/Boys/Good As Hell

I haven't been a huge fan of songs that have made it into the charts this year, but I have loved every song of Lizzo's that has made it into the Top 40. I watched her session Tiny Desk Concert in the summer and that's what made me listen to her album. Lizzo brings a great mix of soul and R&B in this release, and it's refreshing. It was that session that also made me love 'Cuz I Love You', I've had 'Boys' stuck in my head for a good section of time, and of course 'Truth Hurts', thanks to that infamous live performance at BET Awards featuring Sasha The Flute. 

Not Waving, But Drowning - Loyle Carner
Release Date: 19th April
Genre: Hip Hop
Tracks: 15
Singles: Ottolenghi / You Don't Know / Loose Ends

Loyle Carner's releases have been a favourite of mine for a little while now, and this album is no exception. Jam packed with collaborations featuring Tom Misch, Jorja Smith, and his own Mum, amongst others. The lead single 'Ottolenghi' has a calming, soulful tone and a story to tell, 'Loose Ends' compliments Jorja's stunning vocals with Loyle's emotive words; and whilst the focus is more on Loyle's Mum, Jean, the poetic, 'Dear Ben' is one of my favourite tracks from the album. Listen to it and you'll understand exactly why. 

Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extent - Lewis Capaldi
Release Date: 17th May
Genre: Pop
Tracks: 12 | 15 (Deluxe)
Singles: Bruises/Lost On You/Fade/Grace/Someone You Loved/Hold Me While You Wait

The breakthrough artist of 2019 is undoubtedly, Lewis Capaldi. His songs have featured in every nook and cranny of the year, and I was lucky enough to see him live at Barn On The Farm in the summer. His set was half live music therapy session, and half stand up comedy. I genuinely love every single song on this album, but 'Maybe' is a lesser known highlight for me. I think 'Bruises' and 'Grace' would have to be in my top three as well. 

i,i - Bon Iver
Release Date: 9th August
Genre: Folktronica
Tracks: 13
Singles: Hey Ma/U (Man Like)/Faith/Jelmore

Bon Iver are one of my longstanding favourites. They truly evolve with each release and i,i is up there as their most experimental, taking another step away from their original folk vibe, closing in on electronica but still tying the two together. I first heard 'Hey Ma' live at All Points East earlier in the year, and was worried, but with time, it's grown into a highlight of the album. However, 'Naeem' and 'Jelmore' were favourites from the first listen and I am now super excited to see Bon Iver live again next year. 

Good Luck, Kid - Joseph
Release Date: 13th September
Genre: Folk
Tracks: 13
Singles: Fighter/Good Luck Kid/Green Eyes

Another longstanding favourite of mine is Joseph, in fact I'd go as far to say they are my ultimate favourite. From the first time seeing them on an early slot Saturday morning at Barn On The Farm a few years ago, to now, their third studio album. Their music holds a real passion and grit that you don't often find elsewhere. My stand out single is the title track 'Good Luck, Kid', punchy, rocky and catchy. The songs that hold more meaning to me and therefore are my other two favourites, have to be 'Revolving Door' and 'Enough In Your Eyes', but I genuinely would recommend listening from start to finish - you won't be disappointed! 

Philophobia - Amber Run
Release Date: 27th September
Genre: Indie Rock
Tracks: 11
Singles: Affection/Neon Circus/The Darkness Has A Voice/What Could Be As Lonely As Love/Carousel

Amber Run are back! A Music In Time favourite. Their latesst album 'Philophobia' translates well to their live set and really holds a lot of emotion. They released 'Carousel' last year and it definitely whet the appetite for fans. Renowned for their gritty bass and guitar riffs, punchy drums and emotive and powerful vocals bringing the lyrics to each song to life. Another song that fits in with that vibe and was incredible to see live was 'Neon Circus', opposite to that is the stunning 'Amen', I'll let the song do the talking... 

Without Fear - Dermot Kennedy
Release Date: 4th October
Genre: Folk Pop / R&B
Tracks: 13
Singles: Moments Passed/Power Over Me/Lost/Outnumbered

Another artist I enjoyed seeing live this year was Dermot Kennedy. I admit, after becoming obsessed with 'After Rain' back in 2016, I lost track of Dermot's music and didn't really listen to him until this summer. His studio album 'Without Fear' was then released in October and I haven't stopped listening since. Opening with my favourite track of his 'An Evening I Will Not Forget', and continuing with grit, power and emotion. 'Outnumbered' was my favourite to experience live, because everyone got involved with singing and swaying along. The other song that really stands out to me is 'Lost', it really shows off Dermot's emotive writing and power in his vocals, and the contrast of heavy drums compared to the fragile piano really comes alive. 

Kiwanuka - Michael Kiwanuka
Release Date: 1st November
Genre: R&B / Soul
Tracks: 14
Singles: You Ain't The Problem/Hero/Piano Joint (This Kind Of Love)

Michael Kiwanuka's 2012 album Home Again, was one of my favourites at the time, and I was pleasantly surprised when 'Solid Ground' appeared on my release radar... As always, it's a track full of soul, warm vocals and stunning strings and calming piano. In contrast to this, 'Rolling' offers a rockier edge to Kiwanuka's music, more electronic and incredibly catchy. 'Living In Denial' combines both these vibes together and I think it's a good musical summary of the album. 

Everyday Life - Coldplay
Release Date: 22nd November
Genre: Alternative
Tracks: 8 (Disc 1) | 8 (Disc 2)
Singles: Orphans/Arabesque/Everyday Life/Daddy/Champion Of The World

Coldplay return with a stunning two-sided album; and there are so many highlights from this release for so many reasons. It opens with the orchestral soundscape 'Sunrise', a track that would be fitting on a mindfulness app, which I think highlights the sense of soul searching 'Everyday Life' encapsulates (as the track and the album as a whole). 'Orphans' has been overplayed on every radio station, it gets stuck in everyone's head, and it was the first that many heard when released; but it is arguably one of the most Coldplay tracks on the album.

Friday, 20 December 2019

Feature: Peace Worm

Originally, a passion project of singer-songwriter/guitarist Jack and drummer/muti-instrumentalist Luke. Peace Worm has evolved over the past two years; after releasing their debut self-titled EP in 2018, Alex joined on bass to bring their live set to life. Having taken time out to write and record, the second EP was then ready in time for Josh to get involved on guitar and backing vocals. ‘Got A Light, Handsome?’ follows the familiar alternative rock (renamed bog rock) vibe from their debut EP, and was released earlier this month. They will also be taking to the stage for some acoustic sets following the release over the winter months. We caught up with Jack, Josh and Alex for a quick Q&A... 

1. Which song is your favourite from, 'Got A Light, Handsome?', and why does it stand out to you? 
Jack: I think I'd have to say 'Beauty Behold'. A song I wrote about my childhood, being taken to see trains go under me on the train bridge in the town I grew up, so I could wave at the driver. Sorta growing up from there and gradually losing your innocence. It'd riddled with good and bad memories. It's difficult though as all the songs mean a lot to me and all have personal reasons to be attached to them but I think it's simply because it's been with me the longest. 

2. If you could tour with two other bands/artists (dead or alive), who would you choose and why? 

Alex: We'd be happy to support anyone but it'd be a bit of a band dream to open for Weezer, and Manchester Orchestra would be a bit personal dream for me. 
Josh: Ohh good question. Two very different answers from me. John Mayer is my idol (not very rock and roll) but I'd love to watch him play and just learn! Secondly, Biffy Clyro put on an amazing show every time and it never gets old. It'd be amazing to be affiliated with the best British band going at the moment! 

3. Where in the world would be your dream place to do a live recording?

Jack: Okay, who wouldn't want to record in a volcano? That's just every boys dream no? It'd probably be that, or maybe on the moon in some sci-fi dome with a neat view of Earth. I say cave could be a close second though for a warm ambient recording. 
Josh: The arctic would be cool... (get it?)
Alex: The Wisconsin cabin that Bon Iver recorded his first album.

4. What are your plans for 2020? 

Jack: 2020 is looking to be a highly productive start to the new decade. New releases, new songs to be written and a lot of gigging to come. We'll be starting our live acoustic sessions and performing them around the local area too, which will be a bonus for us and hopefully for you as well. All dates will be on our website as they happen! 

5. Invent a pizza... What would it be called and what would be on it? 

Alex: 'Bone by Bone', the first non-boneless pizza.
Josh: Any kind of meat, but that really expensive lab grown stuff from actual animal cells. I'd call it the reluctant vegetarian... 

'Got A Light, Handsome?' EP Review:
The EP opens with a punchy and catchy track, that has understandably gained support from Peace Worm's local radio station. 'Here She Is' sets the tone for the rest of the EP, with the guitar steadily growing into a contagious chorus, that you will instantly be singing along to. The groovy bass line in 'The Producer' stands out alongside the funky guitar riffs; growing to smash and thrash their way into the heavier chorus out of the four tracks. Jack's songwriting really shines through on 'Beauty Behold', a cinematic story backed by Peace Worm's trademark guitar, bass and drum combo. 'Normal' is a song of two halves, and ironically quite the opposite of any 'normal' song. It seems to showcase all that they stand for and create. Contrasting heavy guitar-led rock with smooth and melodically trippy sections; as well as electronic versus acoustic. This is what they mean by bog rock! 

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'Got A Light, Handsome?' (Spotify): https://open.spotify.com/album/3NuFW6VJzFwbYEvdplA7v9
'Got A Light, Handsome?' (iTunes): https://music.apple.com/gb/album/1490508924
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Tuesday, 3 December 2019

Feature: Toby Burton

Toby Burton is a 22 year old singer-songwriter from Sheffield. He's landed appearances at festivals such as Looe Music Festival and Underneath the Stars; as well as support slots for the likes of Meadowlark, Izzy Bizu and Seafret. Toby released his debut EP 'Fall Into You' in 2018, which featured on BBC Introducing Sheffield's 'Top 50 Songs' last year. Now set to release his new single, 'Lost & Found' on 6th December (2019), following many gigs locally to finish this year off. 

1. Who were your main influences and what was your inspiration when writing your latest single, 'Lost & Found'?
Well, funnily enough I actually wrote this song at a similar time last year! I went to some Christmas markets and had the BEST time, so as I was travelling home I wrote the first few lines of the song, and the song itself is essentially about wanting to run away with someone that you love spending time with, just to get away from everything for a while! Musically I was listening to a lot of music by artists like Lewis Watson, City and Colour and The Paper Kites, but as it came to the recording/mixing of the track me and my friends took a lot of inspiration from Daughter as well.

2. What have you been listening to lately?
I have been loving a band called MUNA recently, as well as The Band Camino! (I got tickets to see them and I’m very excited).

3. If you were to tour anywhere you wanted, which three countries would you most like to visit and why?
I think first of all, I would definitely love to do a full UK tour - there’s so many places I’d love to play that I haven’t played before. But beyond that I’d love to tour the US and Germany - for some reason a lot of my streaming audience seems to be from those two places so I’d love to go there and explore, as well as play to some really cool people!

4. What are you plans for 2020?
In 2020 I’m just looking forward to playing as many shows as I can, as well as releasing new music! I’ve got lots of cool new songs that I can’t wait for people to hear. I’m also going to be working in a new job so that’s going to be an exciting challenge as well!

5. What's the worst thing you've lost and what's the best thing you've found?
I think the worst thing to lose is definitely people - sometimes you grow apart from friends or people that you used to be really close to and that always sucks! But I also lost my copy of Pokemon Lead Green when I was like 10, and that was pretty sad too. I think the best thing I ever found was this little hidden lake in the town where I went to university - it was tucked away down a little country path amongst all the trees, and I was so impressed! Either that or Spotify Premium, because who doesn't love that?

'Lost & Found' Review:
'Lost & Found' starts with an ethereal whirl which continues throughout the track. Familiar guitar strums set the tone for this cosy melody; and Toby's ability to tell a story through his lyrics is brought to life, with his clear but warm vocals. Growing into the chorus with an athletic drum beat to coincide with the words 'running' and 'escape', and a glimmering soundtrack to any autumnal adventure. 'Lost & Found' is a warm hug at a cold time of year. An anthemic acoustic song bound to get stuck in your head. 

Toby Burton's Links:
'Lost & Found' (Pre-Save/Pre-Order): https://ffm.to/lost_found
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/tobyburtonmusic

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Friday, 10 August 2018

Rewind #13

Waterloo Sunset - Ferris & Sylvester
Ferris & Sylvester have gained a whole load of attention with their recent EP and now they've completely smashed this cover of a Kinks' classic. They've still got some performances left over the summer, so if you're heading out in the sun, keep an eye out! 

Amen - Amber Run
One of our all time favourites are back with yet another beautiful EP 'The Assembly', and have just announced a US tour later this year. As usual, Amber Run have created a stunning selection of songs, with beautiful lyrics, incredible harmonies. 

I'm Not Your Man - James Humphrys
Another favourite of ours, James Humphrys, is smashing it! He's just released his latest single 'I'm Not Your Man' and it's already making its way into Spotify playlists and everyone's ears. Keep your ears and eyes out cos I think this is THE song for James... 

Rascal - Annabel Allum
Annabel is smashing 2018. She's been releasing incredible tracks one after the other, culminating in an EP release ('Sorry I'm Not Perceptible') and is getting huge support from Radio 1 right now. Rascal is her latest track supported by a music video, Annabel's smashing the festival circuit this year, and she's heading out on tour in October... 

Us - James Bay
James Bay is back! He's been playing festivals all over the world, and he's recently released his second album 'Electric Light', we've had this track on repeat a fair bit over the last month or so, and we think it's one you'll love too... 

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Tuesday, 7 August 2018

Feature: TOMMA

TOMMA is an up and coming artist, guitarist and producer based in Guildford, UK. He's previously co-produced Lauren Nicole's debut album 'Tough Love' and is now releasing his very own debut EP 'The City'. We caught up with him for a quick Q&A... 

1. This is your debut EP, how have you found the experience of creating it?
The process from the start took nearly a year an a half. The first song written was 'Catfish Calling' (single) and the production for the song was done while writing so it was a weird song to have to finish and polish off. The other songs were written, then all rerecorded for the final track. It took me ages to finalise what songs were going to go in the EP. There were 8 songs to start with so some had to be dropped. There is an acoustic version of 'Catfish Calling' that was released with the single as a B-side. So in total this year ill be releasing 6 songs. The EP has 5 tracks and they’re all quite different.

2. Which track are you most excited for people to hear, and why?
I can’t wait to get reactions to 'Crystal Clear' as the song is very different to all the other ones on the EP. the EP is under the Indie rock genre and 'Crystal Clear' is a short progressive acoustic track and I can’t wait to hear what people think. But the whole EP is worth listening to 😉

3. Who do you take inspiration from musically and lyrically?
Musically I take a lot of influence from bands like Bombay Bicycle Club, Everything Everything, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Foo Fighters and loads and loads of others but whats funny is I wouldn't describe my music to relate necessarily to those bands. I feel like in some cases you can hear some Kings of Leon influence and Catfish and the Bottlemen but my writing is highly influenced by my life events and emotion, which is why I can’t write a particularly happy sounding song, the rage and anger that comes from bad situations in life drive me to write much more than happy emotions for me. Everyone is slightly different that way and for me music is a great way to express the way I feel.

4. Where do you hope this EP will lead you?
I hope the EP will be a starting point for me. It's a portfolio project as I’ve never released songs under my own name. There is one collaboration on the EP with David Waters but other than that, the EP is all my project, my little baby and I can’t wait to get peoples reactions to it. I hope it shows people what i can do and in the long run help me improve musically and especially in the vocal department. I’ve never been much of a singer growing up and this EP was me forcing myself to learn to sing and control my voice. I have a lot to learn and a long way to go to be very happy with the way my voice sounds and getting peoples feedback on my EP will be the best way for me to learn how to improve.

5. Would you rather live one life that lasts 1,000 years OR ten lives that last 100 years each?
I would rather live 10 lives that last 100 years over 1 life for 1000 years because in all my lives i'll be able to experience things in a brand new light and learn new traits and experiment with so many different walks of life. For me in this life, music and well being are the most important things to me but if I had to live another life I would see things a completely different way. Living a life for 1000 years you would still be the same person and will only be able to learn a finite amount of things as you get older, but starting again sometimes gives you better opportunities.

'The City' EP Review:
'Temple' ignites the EP with a flame that grows bigger and bigger. Starting off with a beautifully simplistic acoustic guitar, layers and layers create a blanket of very talented songwriting. With harmonies coming at you from all angles, you're sucked into the passion of the song which clearly shows through the vocals. Before you know it you're immersed into a symbol crashing high that gets you pumped to hear more.
'Catfish Calling' is the single of this EP, instantly you know you're about to hear a stand out track. Clearly displaying classic Indie Rock style, the fast paced guitar contrasting with slower supporting drums brings you into a heartbeat trance. The vocals in this track shows vulnerability...with a punch as it's speech like melody compliments the effortlessly intricate background. Flawless songwriting shines through as it takes you through highs and lows, whilst getting lyrics trapped running round your brain. This single is one to keep your eyes peeled for.
As the title track of this EP 'The City' shows a whole new level of showmanship for TOMMA, a very polished track that would never show to be from a new up and coming artist. The instrumentation, perfectly carrying and pushing the vocals throughout, to new and unexpected levels. With influences from Kings of Leon and You Me At Six peaking through, it's clear he's done his research of what exactly it takes to create a catchy track that feeds my hungry ears. 
'Blockade' brings a more electronic vibe to our ears, whilst still keeping true to his style. TOMMA explores through instrumentation in this track, and it's exciting, each section has a new instrument that keeps you on your toes, all whilst tapping along to the steady beat. This track proves a clear example of how pause can be powerful, it works so very well, it takes a good songwriter to pull it off. Narrative driven, this track takes you through the emotion of every single word, even when introducing French, as if there wasn't enough to please us already. 
TOMMA takes a big risk with 'Crystal Clear' and it sure pays off. Giving an unguarded, stripped back feel, every aspect compliments each other beautifully. His vocals give a more mature, raw and edgy feel throughout it's softness, whilst it's simple and honest guitar gets you addicted instantly. This track perfectly brings you back down to earth and is the best way to end this fast paced, exciting EP. I hope to hear more experiments like this one in the future, as TOMMA has clearly performed versatility. 

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