WHEN I AM KING
Today’s tip comes from Liverpudlian four-piece When I Am King with their debut single ‘Something Inside’ showcasing the band’s sophisticated and intensely smooth R&B sound.
Frontman Joe Hazlitt’s strong and wide-ranging vocals are perfect for the genre and are surrounded by edgy electronics that differentiate the group from more commercial R&B artists. It still has a level of professionalism and catchiness that could see them develop further with the influences of James Blake, The Weeknd and Jessie Ware evident in the band’s sound.
‘Something Inside’ is a welcome taste of things to come ahead of the band’s EP release in February where they’ll hopefully bring more of their suave electronic attitude to the table.
Words by Tilly Dowman
Tipped by Wayne McDonald
Generator North East, The Manse, Kingsland Church Studios, Priory Green, Byker, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE6 2DW
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