As a 3rd degree university student, talented musician Treasure has been making some stellar compositions in his bedroom studio, trying to experiment with different experimentation. The result is an incredibly impressive 13-track, two-part album titled Treasure, one which focuses on beautiful guitar-driven melodies and moody, ethereal vocals. He’s also a part of The Sound Village, the best creative collective in London at the moment (I say this as a fellow member).
The smooth and soulful guitar arpeggios on tracks like “I Never Sleep” and “Daddy Issues” are absolutely gorgeous, as the melodies are playful and groovy. The drum patterns on tracks like “Learn” and “Use Me” are fantastic, with gorgeous synths and stellar spaced out production. “Wish You Were Here” sounds stunning, with a slower-paced, R&B ballad that sees Treasure speak on love in a passionate, sensual voice. His ability to create Frank Ocean-like ethereal qualities to his music is something to be celebrated, because there are few artists who can properly pull off such an atmospheric and soulful vibe, so for someone to create this from his bedroom? Amazing. The more 808s inspired second half of the project features some great moments such as on “Something” and “Blessings,” which features a hard-hitting beat and funky basslines throughout that add such a beautiful vibe overall. The subtle synth notes sprinkled throughout add a more angelic tone as well.
Overall Treasure, bro, you killed it! This is exactly the music I’ve been listening to recently, so this is a pretty amazing addition to that list of great albums I’ve been listening to recently. Listen to Treasure’s excellent self-titled album below via Spotify and don’t forget to support! He’ll be releasing cassette tapes with Waters End Records soon as well.