WE REVIEW THE LATEST SINGLE FROM JONNY WICKHAM – SPACE AND TIME
Revelling in the vibrant and fertile musical grounds of Brazil, Jonny Wickham mesmerises us with his new single “Space and Time”, the latest drop ahead of his debut album.
With cursively smooth vocals accompanied by jazzy keys swirling atop the bandleader’s tight and funky basslines, this tune encapsulates the zestful rhythmic tendencies of the Afro-Brazilian music that inspired it.
Each aspect of the song, composed with great care and a deep knowledge of the genre, intertwine to explore the boundless nature of dreaming.
Two lyrical sequences paint a picture of “dreaming and flying as close as you can to the edge of the boundary before waking up,” while interrupted by a contemporary jazz break and semi-improvised keyboard solo with a groove that’s impossible to resist.
The track travels effortlessly along just like being in a dream state, before fading to an ethereal close.
Not only is “Space and Time” a certified groovy banger but something must be said for Wickham’s talent in crafting within the Afro-Brazilian genre.
Despite growing up and studying in London, his affection for Brazil’s rich musical heritage has resulted in the creation of truly authentic-sounding music, which displays a level of creative respect that deserves recognition.
The debut album “Terra Boa” releases on the 7th of July via Fresh Sound Records, and we can’t wait to hear Wickham’s self-professed love of this genre in its entirety.