Chad Male‘s ‘Time‘ begins with a Funk/R&B-inspired intro: a simple breakbeat is punctuated by an equally simple bassline. At the point where this is joined by Male’s effortlessly fresh-sounding vocal the track feels like a great British take on R&B, but on reaching the chorus things get a little more complex. Spurred on by a beautiful yet simple piano part, it already feels like an Indie-Pop classic.

Bridged by that breakbeat, the two styles blend seamlessly and ‘Time’ nestles perfectly between the two genres. Lyrically, Male demonstrates some real songwriting talent: his well-articulated introspection coupled with a catchy hook really is a winning formula.

Whet your appetite with ‘Time’ for now, and keep an ear out for more from the 21 year old North East native.

Words by Lewis Lister

Tipped by Generator and Rob Platts

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