Friday, May 05, 2006

Sway - This Is My Demo

British black music scene seems to be living some very dynamic moments and this happens specially when it gives up on copying american models and instead just worries about being itself. While Mike Skinner from The Streets thinks he's now the english Eminem (and thus disappoints with his new album The Hardest Way To Make An Easy Living), Sway - aka Derek Safo - releases his debut album and is a strong contender to be the new spokesperson for a whole generation. His music - which could be described as hip-hop with some inspiration in r&b and grime - is powerful and innovative yet very accessible, his flow is natural and dynamic and his lyrics describe real-life situations and tales from common people than can go from hilarious scenes to really dramatic stories ("Pretty Ugly Husband" is probably one of the most violent and touching songs we will hear this year). Brilliant.

No comments: