I feel moved by Weyland McKenzie’s music. I suppose it’s a mixture of the heartfelt and genuine story he tells throughout the music and the gorgeous, dreamy and angelic production that acts as a soundscape to his journey and growth as a musician. The Stoke Newington emcee comes through with his debut EP titled Northeast, an excellent introduction to an emerging star.
The lead single “TDM” opens the project up with an amazing energy and confidence, with impeccable flow and intricate wordplay which tells a story of him contemplating on his growth, being focused and determined to succeed within the music industry. Weyland’s talents expand beyond simple lyricism, as he has an ear for catchy hooks and infectious flows. This can be heard on tracks such as “100 Tabs,” his second single “Navigation” and “Leave,” which have flows as smooth as butter. Backed by synth-heavy dreamy trap influenced production, Weyland is really able to shine through with his calm but assertive voice. Careless and SueLily bless the record with their own personalities and auras, and it shows that this project is meticulously crafted and cleverly assembled.
Weyland, honestly man, I’m happy and proud of you. This sounds like a complete project that flows like an album, with rich textures and beautifully introspective lyrics. I hope other people can feel this record the way I do, and I can only see you going from strength to strength with your next albums.
Listen to Weyland McKenzie’s debut EP Northeast below via Soundcloud, released via A Bit Of Everything (ABOE).