|Posted by Steven Knight on July 1, 2014 at 6:15 PM|
MUSIC REVIEW: Steven Knight – On My Way
Published by EOTM News Editor on July 1st, 2014 - in Breaking News, EOTM Music CD Reviews, EOTM New Music Critiques, EOTM News, Music News
By Carla B.
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Mainstream R&B music isn’t what it used to be, I can hardly bring forth enough motivation to sit through 3 to 4 minutes of pure gibberish… more often than not.
Case in point:Usher & Juicy J “I Don’t Mind” (Sounds like a desperate cry from a hit-maker trying to stay relevant. So the question then becomes, is this the new norm for R&B music?)
But if you are a fan of my music reviews you already know how I feel about this. Which is why I have decided to only critique indie music, I’m okay with being bias in this way. (Ijs)
So, last night folks I had the opportunity to sit back and listen to Atlanta based artist Steven Knight’s new single, On My Way.
I don’t know what it is about Steven Knight’s music, but the first listen always has me thinking, it’s pretty good. The second listen has me thinking, this is really good. And the third time listening I think, “How did I ever live without this song”?!
Listening to Steven’s new single makes it feel like summer even if it’s raining outside.
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Notably, the singer has garnered lots of attention thanks to the buzz from his singles “Forever,” “Never Know” and “Trying” to name just a few — now with the release of On My Way, Knight is set to have his breakthrough. (If you hurry you can still say you liked him before he hits it big)
Opening with Knight’s rich and soulful vocals, elevated display and his songwriting… man, this boy doesn’t mince words. Steven’s passionate lyrics cut home and put the vast majority of “R&B” and “Pop” music to a sorry shame. Knight doesn’t leave any room for doubt and all with a mastery that leaves many self-professed “artists” in the proverbial dust.
His tone is delightful and the track demonstrates his diverse dimensions as an artist. With such a positive message beaming through the lyrics, there’s always a risk of coming off cheesy or generic, but Knight avoids both these landmines and has offered a message of optimism and hope to listeners everywhere. The titular refrain of On my way is not only bloody catchy, it is a wonderful blend of soothing melodies and indie vocals aimed at inspiring music lovers.
“I know he broke your heart tears rolling down your face, you know I’m coming over to make sure you okay. You don’t have to wait, Imma save the day. Call me superman…”
Crooning with conviction that things will get better, Steven’s one step closer and well on his way.
To summarize, On My Way is a fitting song for this point in Steven Knight’s career. It’s a strong single and the best offering from the ‘Forever’ singer, yet. He’s certainly one of the most interesting male artists to come out of Atlanta in a while. With a great look, songs to back it up and some serious swag we’ll be keeping a close eye on this one.
Oh, and just in case you hadn’t picked up what I thought about this track. It’s brilliant. My second perfect score this week!
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The new single hits all digital platforms in a couple weeks. Connect with Steven Knight on Facebook and Twitter.
Writers: Steven Knight and Feenix
Vocal Arrangements: Steven Knight, Feenix and Redris
“Steven Knight lets his vocals ride and take control of the building beat. He sings so effortless.”