Zoro Cane is an indie rock artist working from his bedroom studio in Munich, Germany. The artist took on all responsibilities from writing the songs to mastering them on his four-song EP Coming Home.
The first song is the title track and it begins with what sounds like the instruments revving up. There’s a drum build and everything snaps into place. The song is in 4/4 time, revolves around fuzzy guitar chords, a steady bass and catchy vocal melodies. All things considered it’s a straightforward song with a good amount of forward moving momentum. The accent was heavy to me so personally I struggled making out some of the lyrics.
Next up is “Find Yourself” and it is a bluesy rock song. The vocal melody follows the guitar line here on the verse. There are a number of satisfying transitions and the hook was memorable. I really liked how the song transitioned back into the verse as well. I was getting ’60s and ’70s classic rock vibes as well on this song.
“Kiki Kiki” was a fun song and also the most experimental in the batch of songs. There’s more of a surf rock vibe and the song flirts with unique percussive elements. The timing changes at points and feels seamless. This song doesn't have a hook in the typical sense and focuses on more instrumental aspects.
Last up is “I Don’t Mind” and it is another straightforward song revolving around strummed acoustic guitar chords. It’s a well-delivered vocal performance. The chorus is not only catchy but also contains slightly humorous lyrics which I thought was a good way to end the EP.
As an engineer myself I thought the artist did a good job with the production. The songs are lo-fi and I would have recommended he pass on the songs to a mastering engineer but overall I thought the fidelity was solid for a complete DIY effort.
Each one of the songs had a little different flavor. I can’t say the artist has formed a signature sound but this debut certainly indicates his talent and potential. The songs felt inviting, heartfelt and repeat worthy. Take a listen.
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