I have a fun post coming for you soon, but in the meantime I wanted to share a recent ‘re-discovery’, if you will.
You guys are gonna hate me, or at least think in your head ‘My God, this girl goes on like a broken record’, because I found this guy again, through Daniel Caesar. Or a cover he did of Daniel Caesar at least. So far I can credit my discoveries of Justice Der and Alice Kristiansen to D. Caesar, and this time, we’re adding Isaac Waddington to that list.
Those of you from the UK might recognise the face or the name, because he auditioned for Britain’s Got Talent not too long ago, in 2015, and did quite well.
Obviously, he’s grown up a fair bit in the past three years, and so has his music. I actually found his cover of Japanese Denim, and his high note at the end gave me absolute goosebumps and shivers. It’s incredible.
Honestly, I’m easy to please. A nice voice with a bit of rasp, check, a fat Rhodes sounding piano or keyboard, some clean visuals to go along with the music and I’m good to go. All of which Isaac provides.
Of course, when I find something good, I’m not likely to let it wither away in a dark corner of my mind, so naturally I did some further research and found his recent single, Nothing’s Changed, which comes from his new album, Borselli: The EP.
Isaac Waddington could possibly be one of my favourite acts to ever come out of Britain’s Got Talent. His initial audition was astounding and incredibly captivating (the little brother too, bless his soul), but the music that he’s continued to create and share since finishing that part of his life is so much more exciting for me. He did a performance at a Sofar London event too, which was the video that sparked my memory of his BGT audition.
His voice is one of those voices that carries a ton of soul and life, and he mixes it really tastefully with the just the right type of harmonies, synths and percussion that you’re not overwhelmed, but there’s enough going on around his voice to keep you hooked. The harmonies and the drum kit in Nothing’s Changed are my favourite parts of the song, aside obviously from his voice. Also, the melody he hums at the very beginning of the song and towards the climax around the bridge of the song?? A mood.
To The Moon is a really moody song that I VIBE with, the rhythm, the stop and go of the flow is beautiful and I really enjoy Isaac’s voice in that particular song off the EP, however all the songs definitely have the same type of style and vibe and come together well as a total package. If you’re in the mood for a boogie, as I find myself regularly in the mood for, Doing Wrong is your go-to, as it goes a little harder than the other songs. I would definitely recommend giving the EP a listen, or at least watching the videos I’ve linked above! Let me know what you think?