Joel Compass – “F*cked Up”

Joel Compass is like the British version of a The Weeknd—let’s get that out of the way, because it’s kind of impossible not to mention. The 19-year-old London singer only has two songs on Soundcloud, but he’s done an impressive bit of convincing those two songs. With “Back To Me” he showed off an of-the-moment style and controlled falsetto. With “Fucked Up” he gives something a little more obvious—something that American audiences will be able to latch onto. It’s dark R&B but the hook is big enough for a pop hit and you can already imagine brooding, pilled up young people everywhere singing along to those lyrics.

(The Line of Best Fit)