Put Folk, Synth Pop, R&B, and Indie together and you’re left with the perfect smorgasbord of synergetic elements to create an unforgettable single. Which is exactly what Ayaz Ismail did with his latest single “Cuddle”. As you can expect from the title, the single is a romantically-steeped, however in his distinctive style the salaciousness is stripped away from his soundscape. In its place is innocently resonant lyricism which makes an infinitely refreshing change. Sometimes you just need a cuddle; and now you’ve got Ayaz Ismail’s standout single as a soundtrack to the wistful solitude.
Since the up and coming artist’s debut in 2017, there’s no denying that he’s found his feet in a gap in the market pairing the emotivity and expression of Folk with the smooth and polished melodies found in Synth Pop. Pour Jangle Pop guitars in there, and you’re left
You can check out Ayaz Ismail’s latest single for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.
Review by Amelia Vandergast