Word of mouth: this is one of, if not the, most powerful forms of musical discovery here at WW.
Some of my favorite ways to discover new music are through recommendations via musicians I like; you could call this a "lazy-man's A&R", but I prefer the term "trusted-source A&R."
In an effort to try to kick my bum into shape, I have joined the local gym. For me, the only way I can actually have a productive gym session is through something called 'distraction.' Distraction in the form of music works a treat for me (I say this as I'm indulging in a box of Whoppers. Literal treat). Through a series of Spotify radio stations, I was introduced to Bondax who today shared the good word about Gabriel Garzón-Montano; the gym - my ode to this particular post.
Upon first hearing Gabriel, I heard hints of Moses Sumney, Andre 3000, Jungle, Gil Scott Heron and at times, even fragments of, dare I say, D'Angelo. This Brooklyn native has a heavy soulful influence - implementing claps, stomps, and heartfelt vocals into each track off of this debut solo project, Bishouné: Alma del Huila. To adequately capture the heart and soul of this album, a renovated church was used to soak up every sincere detail; the result is a truly breathtaking piece of art.
Although every track on the album is an intricately executed masterpiece, the two that first caught my attention (and had me playing incessantly) are "Keep on Running" and "Everything is Everything." Get involved now and be prepared to say that you 'heard him first.'