Sirbastien is one of the emerging artists daring to take control of their music by consciously living out the DIY culture. The Alternative/Afro-pop artist who loves to pride himself as a “Jelly fish” is gradually building a cult of fans who appreciate the quality of music he makes.
His recent work “Jellyfish” represents growth in his sound. The extended play opener, “Jellyfish” is a record that reminds you of a sunny and warm vacation at the beach. The wavy feel of the song invokes a serene response from its listener. Sirbastien’s vocals add more color to the sound. His use of polyphonic elements once again shows his music prowess.
R&b guitar chord progressions kickstart ‘Angel Eyes’, the second song on the project. The song is Sirbastien’s attempt at showering praises on a lover over a super seductive beat.
‘Changes’ featuring female rapper, Sgawd is a genre bending beauty. Sgawd’s smooth verse showcases the rapper’s singing ability as she beautifully belts melodic lines. ‘Changes’ is a pop record that interestingly sounds like one suitable for summertime parties
Tempo slows down with ‘Rewind’. The song gives a 80’s sonic feel. It could be the groovy percussive flow fused with soft and sweet electric guitar melodies that are responsible for this feel. Rewind is a feel-good record.
SirBastien delves into Reggae with ‘Inside’. He showcases versatility with this record as he flows smoothly with the Caribbean beat.
‘Genuine’ marks the end of the body of work. The sixth and final track which features a guest appearance from Solis paints a picture of the perfect love song.
‘Jellyfish’ is an applaudable body of work. SirBastien keeps evolving with his sound and it’s a beauty to behold.
Bomi Anifowose is a creative trying to navigate planet earth one simple step at a time. When he is not writing about the creative arts, or singing, he is somewhere in Utopia.