Sunday, May 28, 2017

Wes Leslie, the Bedroom Player – Bedroom Soul (2017)

  • Soul 
  • Alternative pop 
  • Singer-songwriter 
  • Indie pop 
  • Americana 
  • Soft rock

Comment: as the title says it is about closeness to bedroom and soul music. Indeed, the San Francisco, California, US-based artist Wes Leslie does not lie at all though there is a gap to interpret the term “bedroom” in different ways. Is it his approach to record music in a bedroom or is it his intention to seduce girls. His soundscape is clear, all parts are segmented and having no specific lo-fi/DIY approach which can be related to. Wes Leslie`s vocal is full of mellow touch and gentle murmurs though lyrically it is a painful yearning for broken relations, ex-girls, and passed memories created together once. So if you have had the similar experience (and of course, you do as a contemporary person, isn`t?) then is painful or at least bittersweet for you as well. At Oh My Golly Gosh especially arouses me due to Leslie is singing with Mae Powell in unison. That`s very sexy. The most important – Wes Leslie is very convincing in all aspects of his music. Calm fingering on the guitar are backed up with sporadic horn sections and orchestrated flavour and hazy electronics adding an appealing Americana touch to the soulful blend. Last but not least – it is an outing for a contemporary listener – it embraces 18 minutes during the course of a handful of ditties. Fairly accomplished.
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