Finally, a Hip Hop-influenced Pop artist who doesn’t need to depend on an excessive amount of reverb on his vocals. Woodsen has proven with his debut track that no amount of digital mastering can substitute raw vocal power. To say that the up and coming London, UK-based recording artist’s talent-driven sound is refreshing almost feels like an understatement. The harmony, range and strength in his vocals captivate you before the first verse to his latest single “Silhouette” runs through.
The melodic piano outro will ensure that Silhouette isn’t a single you’ll forget in a hurry. Yet, leading up to that, you’re treated to a perfectly polished multi-layer Trap beat which accompanies the piano to provide one of the freshest yet simultaneously sonorous mix. On that, you’ve got the weight of the all too resonant lyrics to contend with. Woodsen may have just restored my faith in the contemporary Urban Indie Pop Genre.
You can check out Woodsen’s single Silhouette for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.
Review by Amelia Vandergast