Starchild & The New Romantic Language
anguage is the sparkling debut album from New York based, Maryland born 23-year-old Bryndon Cook who records as Starchild & The New Romantic. The sensuous electro and silky R&B that provide the record’s backbone comes with a heartbroken sensitivity and undeniable twinge of sadness. Cook’s impressive vocal range melts into a delicious synth-soul palette, leaving emotions to simmer away with intensity. Woozing synths, whirring drum machines, lightly squelching basslines, lilting guitar lines, frenetic keys, warm melodies and lush pads collide to create an atmosphere so molten you can feel its warm glow sliding down your spine. Oozing sophistication, Language breezes through an endlessly shifting soundscape with both confidence and clarity. Moving through electro, R&B, funk, soul and synth-pop and embracing elements of jazz, hip-hop and gospel, Cook delves deep into the roots of American music while finding his own forward-thinking sound. Laidback groove sits next to energetic, driving tracks that up the tempo with consummate ease. Despite the complexity and lingering darkness, Cook creates a soundscape full of life, fun and pounding human emotions. Bold, brave and self-assured for his age, as he grows as an artist, Starchild & The New Romantic’s potential knows no limits.
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Language, Black Diamond, Doubts| 9/10