Freya Ridings | Album Review

It must have been around about 2017 when I first heard Freya Ridings. I was working in JD Sports in Colchester and it was added to the playlist. Every now and again they'd chose a slower song to switch things up. The song at the time was Blackout. This memorable, piano-driven melody, ghostly in essence. … Continue reading Freya Ridings | Album Review

Chance The Rapper is Back with ‘The Big Day’ | Album Review

After what seemed like an endless tease all day, Chance The Rappers much-awaited debut album 'The Big Day' dropped. It's really strange to say 'Debut' being that Chance's mixtapes over such a long period of success have felt like albums in themselves, but The Big Day is arguably his strongest and certainly his largest release … Continue reading Chance The Rapper is Back with ‘The Big Day’ | Album Review

Meet Me Halfway at Least to Rituals; The Musical Evolution of Deaf Havana

I wrote before about how Deaf Havana in their last album All These Countless Nights seemed to be moving into a new direction tonally, experimenting with what they could, effectively, get away with. Just the other day, they released their new single 'Sinner' from their newest upcoming album. Sinner lets us sink our teeth into … Continue reading Meet Me Halfway at Least to Rituals; The Musical Evolution of Deaf Havana

Avalon – Gabrielle Aplin | E.P Review

As I first mentioned in my post From Sweet Songstress to Poetic Pop-Star; The Musical Evolution of Gabrielle Aplin, with each release, Gabrielle Aplin provides us with a new feeling of musical growth. Avalon continues this tradition, with an almost transformational atmosphere of freedom. Our first official introduction to Gabrielle's new release was the song Waking Up … Continue reading Avalon – Gabrielle Aplin | E.P Review

÷ – Ed Sheeran | Album Review

It's quite an interesting experience listening to this album, not just in terms of its quality, but because of it's appeal. It seems to provide two types of intention to it's tone and musicality: formulaic and poppy and also raw and nostalgic. Which is a strange and obviously dichotomous partnership on paper but seems to … Continue reading ÷ – Ed Sheeran | Album Review

‘Gang Signs and Prayer’ is An Important Player In The Rise of Grime | Album Review

Stormzy's newly released 'Gang Signs and Prayer' is effectively the greatest "Fuck You" to any grime doubters, or any that refuse to accept it as a valid genre. Even though the album merges, rather well, other genres like Gospel and old style R&B, the core and essence is still unashamedly grime. So, as a result … Continue reading ‘Gang Signs and Prayer’ is An Important Player In The Rise of Grime | Album Review