Indie electronica is pulsing with upbeat music. Youtube channels like La Belle Mixtape overflow with sunny-eyed vocalists and uptempo instrumentals. However, 24 year old artist Stephen has made a name in this scene with his own brand of gloomier, more introspective music.
Stephen’s previous single ‘Crossfire’ was a meditation on the divides in our culture. It featured a mix of acoustic guitar, a mean electric breakdown and socially conscious lyrics. An unlikely gem.
Now his latest offering ‘Sincerely’ continues this trend of genre-bending and introspection. This time, Stephen turns his eye to the ills of 21st century society, the hook making a toast to the few out there who love us sincerely. Spooky voices shift around Stephen’s solitary voice while his guitar propels the song forward; it’s as sombre as something the Haxan Cloak might put out, as bouncy as a Kygo remix.
In other words, the dude proves once again that he’s one to watch.