I’m absolutely stumped trying to figure out a way to describe Leo Wood’s stunning sound in her debut single My Luck. Sure, it mixes DnB with Pop, Soul, Blues and Acoustic Folk, but hearing that fusion for the first time from such a strong female voice is an experience of pure aural alchemy that you definitely will want to check out for yourself. The funk of the bass contrasts against the more synthy elements of DnB, which creates a rich, perplexing sound that you can’t help slipping into. If you mixed Scroobius Pip with The Sugababes you might get somewhere close to the idea of Leo Wood’s unfathomably stunning sound.
Leo Wood is a Bristol, UK based songwriter and vocalist that uses her sound to test the boundaries of the acoustic and electronic partnership. There was clearly no rulebook in sight when Leo Wood set out to make her debut track My Luck instead, she took her own inspirations, classical training and penchant for Blues and Soul to create a truly pioneering sound.
You can check out the stunning official video to My Luck on YouTube using the link below:
U.N.I.T.Y. have just dropped their brand-new EP ‘Living Inside My Head’ and it’s everything that you could possibly want from a collective of young urban artists form North Carolina. Their music is packed with upbeat energetic layers that flow seamlessly through the arrangements of talent put behind the sound.
The Hip Hop rapping wrapped around old school analogue beats is enough to make a girl feel nostalgic. I was moved by the infused message of hope, faith and positivity in their music. It’s so rare to get such a great vibe while listening to a track.
Their music is heavily influenced by all kinds of music legends, from James Brown to Bob Marley, and even Beyonce. I don’t think many male artists will be quite as brash to admit to being influenced by Beyonce, but that makes them legends in my eyes as well as my ears. The inventive use of genres creates a sound that all music lovers can enjoy. There’s R&B, rock, Hip Hop, electronica and soul all put behind one resonant sound.
In the tragic times we’re facing, we need more bands like U.N.I.T.Y to spread a little love, even their astounding artwork gives a nod to their playful sense of humour when it comes to confronting contemporary issues such as Donald Trump’s presidency, the BLM movement to religion.
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