The lead single off the EP, 'While You're Dreaming' explores the bands' signature fusion of ambient music and hip-hop, featuring both rapped and sung verses, with soaring vocal hooks and hard-hitting horn lines. The song explores the theme of carpe diem, living in the moment and not being blinded by worrying about what is to come.
The rest of the EP showcases Necktr’s ability to fuse their different musical influences whilst forging a unique sound of their own. The sultry vocals on ‘Take Your Time’ ease you into the EP with an introduction to Esme Bridie’s soulful voice. ‘Something’s Happening’ the title track of the EP is another exploration into the groups’ combination of hip-hop, soul and jazz with keys player Nix Ward again featuring as an MC. The final track ‘Choose To Stay’ is a chance for the band to really flex their fusion style with clear references to their afrobeat, jazz, funk and soulful influences. ‘Choose To Stay’ packs a serious punch that sets the tone for what Necktr are capable of.
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"Kokoroko" is an impressive high-energy album that captures all of the talent and excitement of the current UK Jazz scene. The playing is fantastic, and the band is incredibly tight, incredibly strong. Highly recommended... rikm