swelo - Brighton
swelo is a math teacher in New Orleans. I imagine him as one of those math teachers that changes your life, the kind that girls have crushes on because he’s cute for a teacher and the kind dudes respect because they know he’s in a band, he’s also, like, really, really good at his job.
It turns out he’s like, pretty good at making music too. His sound is still a little frayed around the edges but I appreciate how each song is as different as the next, there’s “Country Road" the rap funk indie vibe, then enchantingly produced, electronica interlude "Gypsy Break.”
This song, Brighton is from his EP, Escalator Music, that he released earlier this year. There’s something great about how this song transforms: I am just as drawn to the soothing folk build up as I am to the chorus that crackles with influences of electronica.
In truth, I think swelo excels when he’s not rapping or airing on the side of hip-hop. Brighton and his song Summer Afternoon are my favorites—a fantastic mix of indie, folk, hip hop and electronic, a sound that is fresh but familiar.
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