Evert Snyman has released is his second solo album, Hot Mess. In case you did not know, Evert is a multi-instrumentalist who has been, and continues to be, a part of numerous bands including South African stoner rock giants Ruff Majik. However, Snyman definitely spreads his creative wings to fully explore his unique voice, and prolific songwriting with his new album.
More info about Hot Mess
Hot Mess oozes retro vibes while fearlessly blazing new trails; an array of sounds and styles distilled into a formidable, and unique listening experience. Pop sensibilities blended with guitar rock, and a dash of piano balladry are just part of the tones at work.
These tracks feel bigger, more open, as if they were given room to breathe instead of being confined to a strict verse, chorus, verse, chorus format. The title track is perhaps the clearest example of this; an effortless glide through shoegaze and stoner rock with an expert incorporation of psych elements, while still retaining a pop sensibility.
The album is a cohesive body of work featuring a cornucopia of styles within each track. From rockers such as the “The End Of Time” to the beautiful introspection of “Cleaner Than God” ‘Hot Mess’ boasts impeccably crafted melodies and personal lyrics that bolster a record rich in warmth, exploration and depth. A unique offering, “Hot Mess” is the harbinger of so much more to come for Snyman.
Watch the music video for the title track (which features Johni Holiday from Ruff Majik) below:
You can stream / buy “Hot Mess” HERE.
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