Karam Xavier Anthony is a musician from Syracuse, New York. His musical career is off to a good start with his EP entitled summer sirens. The music has a jazzy, easy-going vibe. There are definitely singer/songwriter qualities to the music infused with the essence of R&B, soul and jazz.
The guitar playing is impressive throughout from a technical and creative perspective and Anthony has a voice the might make the ladies melt.
He opens with “Warmer “ and the first thing you notice is the calming guitar picking. I thought the production was good with his vocal sitting comfortable in the mix. He sings, “your hair is growing longer it’s warmer in the water we tip-toe through the flowers.”
The vibe and feel of the album is established on the first song. He does a good job setting up what else you can expect going forward. “Alchemy” is smooth and clean and one that I think the female population will appreciate. The lyrics on top of the general suave feel of the song seems to be a mixture for romance.
“Mona lisa” is a little more lively and falls pretty snug into familiar singer/songwriter territory while “someone else” feels somewhat frivolous because of his loose vocal style. “Steely blue” is a girth-y song at six-and-a-half minutes. He sings about prescription drugs and romantic deception as shown by his lyrics, “layered in drugs and self-deception, maybe your heart suffered brief recollection.”
Overall, there is a good amount of talent here. For a first effort he is doing the things an artist should do to establish themselves. He interweaves topics and even though the album has a good amount of instrumentation the songs feel connected.
On top of that he has good delivery with a solid recording. Word on the street is that he will be back in the studio soon. I'm looking forward to seeing him evolve.
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