Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Guerre - "With Eyes Like Those"

Stumbling upon Guerre's Myspace a few months ago was one of the highlights of my summer. It's not everyday, after all, that you discover an artist who can capture a mood so impeccably - who can, in only a few minutes of simple but gorgeous delivery, recall even the most latent emotions. Needless to say, then, Guerre - aka Australia's Lavurn Lee - has been on repeat ever since my initial discovery.

And fortunately for me, Lee cranks out the tunes pretty rapidly. One of his latest tracks - the understated and beautiful "With Eyes Like Those" - highlights Guerre's idiosyncratic sound, and better yet, hints at what's in store for the young musician. It's tempting to compare the track to the tunes Tom Krell releases under How to Dress Well, but doing so isn't entirely accurate; the similarities are there, of course, but Lee is creating his own voice. The song's take on post-R&B, for instance, trades dark undertones for dreamier, more melodic leanings, an approach that is accessible and engaging.

For more hypnotic falsetto and dusty beats, download other tracks from Guerre here (expect an EP sometime in the near future). I can't wait to see what's in store for Lee - I just hope listeners are ready for him.

Guerre - "With Eyes Like Those"


Blogger Lara Happy said...

Guerre is on repeat over at Happy!

December 3, 2013 at 3:29 PM  

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