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Yet musically, his debut, at turns drowsy, heartfelt and melodic, echoes the likes of avant-garde crooners The Weeknd and Frank Ocean.
There's plenty here to put him among such company: subtly deployed electronica and a serpentine baritone coiling around songs of small-hours enigma (Forgiven), as well as a beguiling mix of haunting torch songs (Cheating on Me) and primal power pop, as showcased on Spotify-stuttering single Walk.
• Kwabs. Love + War. Warner Music.
• Three stars (out of five)
Single download: Forgiven
For those who like: The Weeknd, Frank Ocean, James Blake
- John Hayden