TRACK REVIEW: Charlie Layzell ft Firesites – How It Feels | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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It’s important for an artist to evolve their sound. Which is a lot easier said than done – just ask Kid Cudi. However, it’s something that the North East’s Charlie Layzell has pulled off flawlessly.

If I had only listened to Layzell’s newest track, How It Feels, without prior knowledge of Layzell, I’d have assumed the Newcastle rapper was a grunge singer.

The rock instrumentation on How It Feels is different compared to Layzell’s usual lo-fi beats, bringing elements from hip-hop into the song’s structure, making it feel fresh and contemporary.

The vocals from Layzell and electronic artist Firesites complement each other like butter to toast, creating captivating atmosphere when partnered alongside the track’s charming guitar riffs, and there are surprises aplenty.

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