MUSIC

Cherry Wine | 

Nashville-based Indie RnB artist Alex Slay’s upcoming single “Cherry Wine” may be a melodiously soft, soulfully captivating slow jam, but you’d be hard-pressed to find a more hard-hitting Indie Soul track.

Their completely distinctive sound fuses nostalgically warm Neo-Soul Jazz Pop tones around roots-deep RnB and light melodic Blues in a way which I can guarantee you’ve never heard the like of before. But despite the uniqueness of Alex Slay’s signature sound, Cherry Wine is one of the most accessible Indie RnB tracks we’ve heard this year. And those are just a few of the reasons you’ll come to love Cherry Wine once you delve into the soulful creative catharsis.

- Ameila Vandergast (AnR Factory)

Deep End |  

Alex Slay knows his songwriting, and “Deep End” is full of examples that further drive my point home. The whole song is full of innovative chords and makes free-spirited use of bold musical choices, yet it’s all held solidly together by a catchy bassline. Furthermore, the vocal harmonies on display here are something to be proud of; Alex manages to bring together his various elements with a sense of ease and effortlessness that few can muster.

“Deep End” is filled with ear candy; so much so, that I can’t seem to stop talking about the sheer innovation in the song. There’s something new going on in every bar or two; there’s something to look forward to until the very end of the song, and that truly is commendable.

The song exudes a free spirit, has a summery feel to it and retains the danceability of every good RnB song. Alex takes the concept further with little sprinkles of complex chords here and there and holds it together with a peppy, tap-worthy drum beat. The whole song screams dance, and with “Deep End”, Alex looks about ready to start becoming a household RnB name, and the music backs it up, and backs it up excellently. Check “Alex Slay – Deep End” out here!

 

- Sinusodial 

Marathon | Feat. Clover Jamez

"Here's what Rising Artists" had to say about it:

Marathon” by Alex Slay is the definition of smooth. With clear, debonair vocals, casually cool horn lines, and a few tasty R&B guitar licks, this song oozes finesse. Not to mention, Clover Jamez’s verse provides the perfect tonal balance. Listening to this song will make you feel suave, confident, and honestly pretty relaxed.

- Alyce Lindberg (Rising Artists)