There aren’t many artists who can boast similar song writing skills to Nile Rodgers. Yet after hearing R&B Pop artist ASTN’s latest single “Cruel” its safe to say the reminiscence is behind the power of the hooks and the tinge of upbeat euphoria is right there.
As soon as the track kicks into verse the infectious melody progresses in a way which is hard to predict as lashings of Funk get weaved into the sunny soundscape. ASTN’s vocal ability is just as striking as his ability to cook up the perfect Pop hit, with plenty of switch-ups in vocals styles you’re treated to the full range of his vocal diversity and each line is as arrestive as the last. On top of the song writing and vocals, the multi-instrumentalist and self-producing artist also finds a distinctive way to add his unique up-vibe edge into the mix. In short, Cruel is very likely to become your next Pop earworm.
You can check out ASTN’s latest single Cruel out for yourselves by heading over to Spotify
Review by Amelia Vandergast