SINGLE REVIEW: Kinda Funny by ENVEE

Kinda funny is the debut single from Sydney based outfit Envee. The track is a smooth modernistic take on hip hop’s already multi faceted genre boasting rich contemporary hooks while indulging in a layered ambience that sweeps in and out of it’s forefront.

Nickrod Vatandoust the frontman of Envee is a multi instrumentalist and songwriter who expels his emotion and past experiences into this beautifully crafted landscape.

With some creative similarities and inspirations taken from artists like Lupe Fiasco and J.Cole Envee delivers an emotive and soulful first single from his forthcoming debut E.P titled Life Of Envy. Kinda Funny starts with a smooth minimalistic backdrop to allow for Envee’s solid vocal performance to shine through, building with intensity as it gets thrown to the chorus that hooks you in straight away. Co produced by the award winning mind of Sam Antony who’s inspirations come from the ingenious and eclectic sounds of Childish Gambino, which does subtly appear with the odd experimental nuance throughout the track.

Overall Envee’s Kinda Funny lends itself as a prominent fence sitter in the market positioning itself as a quintessential commercial top 40 sound with alternative flavour, sure to give listeners a humbled and enjoyable experience while soaking up it’s mellow ambience.

Envee portrays deep personal insights from his life when writing music and quoting that “my end goal is to unite people and spread positivity to the world instead of hate” ,which can be found present in this first debut single “just keep moving, because life keeps going, just put your hands in the sky and have faith, in yourself”.

Kinda Funny boasts those ‘heart on your sleeve‘ type anecdotes with the same characteristics as you would find in any heart felt composition but with enough of an original sentiment to capture the listeners ear.

Really exited to hear more from this talented young artist. Tune in and listen to his brand new single Kinda Funny on radio now and available for download on the 24th January.

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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