I, Useless – ‘Twister’
I, Useless is releasing its truly brilliant début, ‘Twister’ on the 28th September 2018. Released on the record label Atypeek Music, ‘Twister’ is a well-composed collection of songs to soothe, emote, and be digested by the soul.
The French-based multi-instrumentalist and composer I, Useless has produced a superb piece of work with something for everyone. The first track ‘Twister’ features a piano with vocals heavily laden with effects. There are luscious strings to be heard along with horns and percussion on the chorus. The feel is soft, gentle, and melancholic.
It is so difficult to pick our favourite track but if we have to it would be ‘Reverse’. It has wonderful guitars with the bass and drums driving the song along. The cadences on the bridge really give the track its feel and are so catchy it’ll have you singing along all day.
We also adored, ‘Out of This’ it has a radio effect on the opening, with poetic lyrics throughout. The snare drums give a feeling of marching and urgency and there is an instrumentation break for the synths to shine before the track kicks back in.
‘Hikers’ is a revelation where we hear an acoustic picked guitar. Up until this point, the album has been comprised of a lot of synths. The fresh sound of the acoustic guitar offers a new dimension and adds further depth to the album as a whole. The double-tracked vocals add weight and the strings compliment and never intrude. There is a cello solo to be heard with is just magical.
The closing track, ‘Im Yours’, is a chance for the vocals to shine. Throughout, the vocals are smooth, breathy, and strong. They are powerful without being obtrusive or controlling. We can hear simple piano riffs which culminate in a sudden unexpected ending. This leaves the listener wanting more and we can not wait to hear what comes next from this exciting artist.
‘Twister’ has the impressive ability for all the tracks to be potentially released as singles. None are longer than 3:31 in length and all shine in their own ways. I, Useless is a phenomenally talented artist who is only at the beginning of his musical journey.
Overall, this is an exciting release from an exceptional artist. Check out I, Useless today -you will not be disappointed.
Reviewed by FVReviews September 2018
Official website: https://www.iuseless.fr
Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/IUseless