ALBUM REVIEW: Lazy jazz beats and soothing vocals from an upcoming artist
Geography - Tom Misch: Out April 6
I loved this album.
As soon as I put it in the CD player warm, jazz beats came flowing out of the stereo, with Tom’s voice lighting up the room.
But this is no ordinary jazz album. It’s modern jazz, combining hip-hop beats, glittering disco, a little bit of rap and funky bass.
The track ‘Lost in Paris’, takes you on a journey where you can literally imagine yourself strolling along the Seine at night, the city in lights.
The absolutely beautiful ‘Water Baby’ has a glorious chilled out sound that carries you away to another place and time.
Then there’s the funky ‘It Runs Through Me’ which features the legendary De La Soul.
Tom’s style reminded me of the music of John Legend. Tom is in a similar vein in that he has a soothing voice, over a lazy, sunny soundtrack.
He comes from a musical family and himself plays guitar, bass and keys. He also has a degree in jazz guitar.
Tom started out uploading tracks to Soundcloud at the age of just 16 and is now rapidly becoming one of the UK’s most exciting emerging new artists.
I’m not specifically a big jazz fan but there’s something special about this CD.
Reviewed by Zoe Myall