This week Spinnup introduces you to Quiet Man, a London-born singer-songwriter who, despite his name, was loud and clear when it came to capturing our attention with his distinctive style of atmospheric funk and soul. It will come as no surprise then that QM grew up listening to Stevie Wonder and Ray Charles, and credits Prince and D’Angelo as inspirations.
The four-track EP is the result of the collaboration between Quiet Man and acclaimed producer Courage– who previously worked with other artists such as rapper Stormzy – and delivers a fabulously mature and diversified work.
Opening with ‘Intro’, a minute-long track of orchestra-like bliss; ‘Falling’ is a much groovier track that brings out Quiet Man’s signature soulful vocals. In ‘Sl33p’, he recalls life experiences to meticulously produced beats before ‘Save Me’s resonating synths and Mac Miller vibes close out the record. As I write this the EP has already clocked up more than 65k streams on Spotify alone.
Overall the tracks carry an undoubtedly cheerful vibe, but when you listen properly you realise the lyrics are rather deep and introspective, showcasing Quiet’s Man’s dual skills.
Quiet Man recently released the visuals for ‘Sl33p’ which you can check out below
We hear along the grapevine that there’s more new music to come, which we can’t wait to hear, and a year full of live shows – if you’re in London or the UK keep an eye out for a date near you.