David Stewart // Incredible [Feat. Yasmin]
I haven’t been posting much for the past month, sorry about that. I’m trying to revise for my exams, but that’s not going very well either - oh well. I’m going to be on here even less this month, but I’ll try and set up a queue so that the site isn’t too barren. Then I’ll be back in full swing on June 15, once my Media Studies exam is over and posting loads of music. So if you’re another one who’s thinking of pressing the unfollow button, please think twice. Amazing things are coming. Maybe not, but still, you get the point, right?
Here’s some new music to fill that empty space that currently exists on my tumblr. It’s by British singer-songwriter David Stewart, who just so happens to be a guitarist for everyone’s tweeter - Example. His ‘Late Night Viewing’ EP is very good. There’s a lot of downtempo R&B stuff, mixed in with some Hip-Hop influenced stuff too. But while tracks such as the Example accompanied “Run The World” have a distinct British feel, a few of the tracks have that sound which has clearly been influenced by the likes of Frank Ocean and The Weeknd. Mixed in with UK urban sounds and a little pop at times, that’s a pretty combination if you ask me. But you didn’t ask me, so that doesn’t really matter.
“Incredible” is my initial favourite off the mixtape. Mostly because it features the wordscannotdescribehowamazingsheis Yasmin, but also because it’s a really good track as well. With a slow bass groove complete with a nice piano riff and subtle strings, this one’s a bit of a sensual number. “Incredible” doesn’t really have a hook, which gives it that understated feel that made Usher’s
“Scream” “Climax” so good. The song builds up bit by bit until you realise you’re at the chorus - and it’s sounds so right.
David and Yasmin’s voices blend really well together. There’s a want in their voices, yet they remain calm as ever on the verses. I love how soothing that makes the track. If you want to hear more go and check out David Stewart’s mixtape. It’s pretty good, and most of all it’s available for free right here. No paypal mess here.
Ed Sheeran // Last Ones Standing
Here’s Ed’s cover of Example’s ‘Last One Standing’. (How many apostrophe’s can I get in the sentence btw?!) It’s not often that you find a cover which is just so much better than the original. It’s not that I don’t like Example’s original, it’s just that Ed’s version is so good.
Ed turns the electrorap song into a ballad, accompanied only by a guitar and some drums. (Okay, I’m sure there’s some other instrument in there, but you get the point.) It’s a beautiful, soothing song - so give it a listen.