20-year-old Londoner fredwave doesn’t have the sort of voice that wows with technical bravado. It is earthy, clear in limitations and empowered by the grit and feeling that comes when the singer bumps against the reaches of his range. Pulling influence from grime and some of the UK’s darker electronic corners, the self-produced “Home” is an all-too-brief window into fredwave’s modern, metallic soul music. “Home” fittingly encapsulates contemporary isolation, the distance of a vaguely sketched relationship cast into a song that is in turns eerie, stilted, and oddly warm.
As a bonus (since “Home” only takes two minutes of your day), listen to fredwave’s debut song “FAITH” below.