Saturday, August 20, 2016
CHOON OF THE DAY: "NEGRONI EYES" - Wallace
I first came across Wallace's "Negroni Eyes" back in January when the song opened my first "Crème de la crème" chart in 2016. Few months have passed and my obsession with this incomparably elegant piece of music may have reached its peak with the arrival of this stylish video directed by Grégoire Lière. "Negroni Eyes" captivates with the Sydney based singer's extraordinary vocals, with an array of refined beats, sumptuous jazz references (Bill Evans!) and the ever so attractive medley of neo soul and nu jazz. Some subtle Erykah Badu or Amy Winehouse reminiscences may spring to mind but the song in its entirety strongly manifests itself as a purely unique composition. This year's most sophisticated 4 minutes, a visual and sonic feast you are all invited to delight in.