Swiss born, Portuguese & Angolan singer/songwriter RAÍZ has fused with London’s multicultural music scene to venture into his newfound territory of edgy bangers and millennial pop. The name RAÍZ stems from the Portuguese word ‘root’ and is a direct link to the deep cultural and musical references which inspire each song in the new EP ‘Saudade’. Saudade meaning: a longing for something that has been. RAÍZ has a new single ‘Nightmare’ which is available on all music platforms.
This song has a chilled vibe from the very beginning, what I love about this track is how it builds as the song progresses. The beat starts slow but builds up throughout the song and really give the track a unique sound that really grabs your attention and will have you dancing around.
RAÍZ voice is brilliant and really makes the listener feel the emotions with the words he sings. The soft vocals really make this track and for me shows that you don’t have to belt vocals out to make a instantly memorable single.
The music has lots of different things thrown into it, yet all together creates a great sound that works so well, from the upbeat temp to the vocals and sound there is nothing I don’t love about this track which you can tell instantly has been put together with so much attention to detail.
I can’t say this is the sort of music I would usually listen to but after a few seconds of listening to RAÍZ music I was hooked, there is something so unique about the music which instantly had my full attention and I loved what I was hearing.
By Ollie Cooper