George Ezra – Wanted on VoyageCultureMusicAlbum reviews
Opening track Blame It on Me injects a great sense of excitement and energy into the album, indicating the message and journey that will be depicted here; the idea of pending happiness and critical decisions. His single Budapest has a cool, uplifting beat that is sure to get listeners bopping along, as well as showcasing his stunning vocals and brilliant lyrics.
The momentum is carried throughout, and at no point does it seem like Ezra is going to lose the energy he presented from the very off. His voice has often been described as bluesy, and in songs like Cassy O’ and Drawing Board is it most evident. It’s clear that he has been inspired by the likes of Bob Dylan, as the vocals are on point and convey an essence of beauty; even in the most simplistic of moments.
The most endearing aspect of Ezra’s striking collection is his style, which is arguably beyond his years. With modern music we find ourselves listening to songs that are heavily reliant on autotune, or heavy backing tracks, yet the decision to stay away from that and add an essence of soul channels a gifted musician – very much needed in this industry.
Later songs, such as Over the Creek and Song 6, are absolutely delightful, and continue to take this album into a new direction, highlighting that Ezra is destined for stardom. His divine lyrics and style, similar to the likes of other modern artists such as Jake Bugg, are completely compelling. Moments of sheer beauty are shown in Spectacular Rival, and his hauntingly beautiful vocals intrigues as well as moves, truly putting his stamp on this industry and modern music.
Wanted on Voyage was released on 19th May 2014, for further information or to order the album visit here.
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