Introducing emerging Brit Soul Singer/Songwriter Wilson with his debut EP,Painted On Silence. Hailing from North London, Wilson has been singing his entire life with performances starting from as early as primary school and according to his Facebook page, his influences range from the late great Michael Jacksonand Whitney Houston to Stevie Wonder and Donnie Hathaway among others. Wilson, who is a University graduate of Commercial Music, has performed at some of London’s famous venues such as the Jazz Cafe, Hackney Empire and the Royal Albert Hall over the years but Painted On Silence marks his first public foray into the world of recorded music. Read on to find out what we thought…
The title of Wilson’s EP is really clever and it is killing me that I can’t find more about how he came up with this title. Oh well, listening to this beautiful EP and inferring from the music will just have to do for now. Painted On Silence is only six songs long, two of which are the EP’s intro and outro – each lasting rather excellently for about two minutes and both providing a perfect start and end to the record. If this of a taste of all things Wilson then I am already eagerly waiting on more music from the London Singer/Songwriter.
The next song after “I Won’t Complain” in the EP’s arrangement is titled “In Your Eyes”. It is a heartfelt acoustic ballad over which Wilson pours out all these beautiful things about this special lady – her eyes and her smile – and how she transports him to another universe where they are meant to be together – really romantic stuff from the burgeoning singer and songwriter. This is just that kinda song you need to listen to on a rainy day while you stare out the window and you can be guaranteed that you will also be transported to another place just from listening to Wilson’s dreamy vocals over this beautifully simplistic acoustic arrangement. It’s always a beautiful thing when a man is able to openly tell you how he feels, and I don’t care what anyone says, he’s clearly singing about me! You all can hate but by all means listen below…
“Stay With Me” is the fourth song on Painted On Silence and it is the upbeat Soul/Funk song of the album. It has this really fresh throwback 70s/80s feel to it with the echoing complicated melodies and live Jazz feel. I reckon that this song will be absolutely amazing to witness being performed live because there are so many things going on here sonically – from the lush drum patterns to the excellent guitar strings to the draping keyboards – but they all blend together nicely to make “Stay With Me” a very delightful audio haven! Listen below:
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