Eric Zayne — who puts his unique spin on Pop/Rock, Soul-infused Electronica to the mirth of the masses — is poised to do just that with his latest breakthrough EP ‘Between Us.’ Opting to focus his efforts on Alternative Pop since his arrival in Los Angeles earlier this year, ‘Between Us’ is the culmination of that re-focusing, bringing that vision to fruition in a way that is as out-of-the-box as it is infectious.
The lead single ‘Neptune’ is a catchy Pop ballad injected with the attitude of Rock-N-Roll and the atmosphere of modern E.D.M. Zayne’s gritty vocal delivery contrasts seamlessly with the arrangement — a honed edge that is as sharp as it is precise — forging the ideal balance between melody and machismo in one fell swoop, all the while setting the tone for what’s to come.
‘Digging You’ opens like an Acoustic-driven ballad, skillfully incorporating the E.D.M. influence in a way that is evident without overpowering. The tempo and tone shifts midway as acoustics make way for chunky, distorted electric guitar tones and hard-hitting percussion. The track seems to morph into another, and back unto itself in a way that makes it hard to pin down as a listener, this edge-of-your-headphones approach is a welcome alternative to the single key, three chord arrangements that plague modern airwaves. Zayne keeps you guessing, and, (while at times strange) it’s very refreshing.
The rest of the EP continues in this trailblazing, genre-defying manner, a true triumph of ingenuity and musicianship. Zayne is a musical chameleon — blurring the genre line without ever losing stride — crafting a musical melting pot of depth and diversity that is bound to appeal to audiences as varied as the music itself. From Electronica to Funk, Singer/Songwriter to Blues and Rock-N-Roll, ‘Between Us’ bridges the genre gap in a way that few manage, defying classification with every chord. With Zayne at the helm of this audio array, ‘Between Us’ will stay anywhere but.
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