Artist Review: Imani WJ Wright

Review by: Justyn Brodsky


It’s not often that I stumble upon an artist and decide to take him under the reviewer’s wing, but we’re gonna change the pace a bit here at the Artist Reach camp.

Sensuality, good vibes and a little Rock & Soul might be a few choice words for young and upcoming Artist/Producer Imani WJ Wright

Starting out in the business early, talented and serving as your own Producer is definitely the way to go. That’s why I have to tip my hat to Mr. Wright. His single, “Appreciation”, is a lovingly witty and soul-soothing track that is bound to draw in the ladies at first blush. For a debut single, I’d say he can accomplish just that. This song does one big thing though…it gets you pumped for the prospective future for the young Artist. I wanna hear what else this young man can do. Because he’s absolutely on the right track in every way; music and image alike.

If you have appreciation, no pun intended, for an up and comer ready to take sensuality, sexuality, and the heart and soul of music’s passion, Mr. Wright is right up your alley. I hear a man ready to take off and fly. He has his passport, plane ticket, and the jet ready, and this song walks me to the plane.

So again, I have to give major props to a young guy giving his heart and soul to true music that definitely won’t shy you away. “Appreciation” is a stunner for its alley of execution, and I’m dying to hear what move this guy makes next musically. I’m jet-ready, let’s get the plane to take off!

This single is definitely on the Wright track! Double-pun completely intended.

Now his other single, “Make Me”, shows a different side to Imani WJ Wright, but still utilizes the same elements within his content and overall execution. This song allows you to get to know the fellow artist a little bit more, and explore what he has to offer as an artist that does it the DIY way.

This song offers up more edge and production value. Each measure is well crafted and keeps you listening and adds more character depth to his music and image. This is definitely a great follow-up from the predecessing track.

With the great R&B vibe still in the forefront, this song definitely will capture your heart and put some soul into you. It entices you to research more into Imani WJ Wright as an artist and persona. 

These are some solid tracks for this young man, and we at Artist Reach would like you to check them out. It’s not often that we Review an artist on-the-spot or happen upon them, but this seemed like the right occasion. 

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Artist Review: Nell

Review by: Justyn Brodsky

  

We get a feel-good drag out of Nell‘s new single “Feelin’ Right”.

Nell, a self taught Musician who is admirably also a Music Teacher for people with special needs, does wonders with the self-described single from her 3rd release Lazy Dreamer. She’s a joy to behold and definitely a story to be told, granted that her line of work and spirit is nothing short of inspirational, and definitely sensational. Her teachings can be summed up to three words: inspire to aspire; which will eventually give her students the gift of being able to aspire to inspire. This characteristic alone makes Nell very much a milestone to music, and to those who are around her to learn something truly special.

“Feelin’ Right” feels exactly just that. Right. Right here, right now. And it’s a great feeling. 

With a very ambient introductory solidified with reverb-driven guitar swells and decorated with a tropical atmosphere, we get led into a very upbeat and uplifting Pop/Rock gem with very natural vocal overtones and catchy melody-goodness. All vocal harmonies are completely authentic and have zero auto-tune. Another untouchable quality about most indie musicians; and always will be. This track, with an upbeat reggae vibe to it, showcases Nell‘s naturally self-taught ability in music; highly influenced by her earlier years of also taking Piano lessons and experiencing the beauty of musicianship hands-on.

This is a great demonstration of an incredible character with untouchable qualities. Ranging from a very natural, warm spirited vibe in songwriting to very simple and talent-showcased Production value, “Feelin’ Right” feels right on point with the message, aura, and talented flavor that Nell gives us a taste of.


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Artist Review: Taylor & Kaitlyn

Review by: Justyn Brodsky

 I’ve always personally had a special place in my heart for Females that can write and play Music. Taylor and Kaitlyn are very much in that special place. And perhaps maybe to the point of infatuation; with that stomach butterfly sensation.

No, it’s very much love. These girls have just one demo track out, and I’m absolutely astonished to hear what these voices have to offer, and blown away at the fact that a simple demo track can blow me away. These voices just might give Hayley Williams a run for her money, and that’s something I never thought I’d hear myself say.

Tay and Kay‘s demo track of their single “Stay” is a very brilliantly simple acoustic anthem with a very clever dark edge. But it isn’t until you hear these natural, unmastered, and absolutely no pitch-correction or auto-tuned beautiful voices that makes this track shine in every way. 

Just when I thought the lead vocal was enough to sell me on “Stay”, in steps these flawless vocal harmonies (once again, NO auto-tune or even semi-corrections) that are not only spot-on, but are incorporated in exactly the right places. For Musicians: you know those minor key lower-3rd harmonies that give you goosebumps? Yeah, these girls do that. And same with their higher-range upper 5ths. There isn’t one harmony or layered vocal that needs to be revised, removed, or even re-recorded. This is a live recording, and just knowing that absolutely terrifies me just from the thought of what these girls are going to conjure up in a professional studio. It’s going to scare the hell out of me; in all the greatest ways possible.

There’s also a very talented Male vocal-feature in this track that ties this song together very well, especially when all 3 singers come together in unison to give this anthem a very well layered climax. The lyrical content is boasting a fairly common subject, but it’s done cleverly, and sang beautifully. So it is without a doubt in my mind that the harmony structures is by far one of Tay and Kay‘s strongest elements. And the chemistry between them is something so natural, and is going to take them places they never thought possible.

Hey, Paramore, you’ve got some major competition.

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