Jack Garratt released his debut album, Phase, about a week ago and I have had it on repeat ever since.
He has a music style that is difficult to categorize and once you listen to it, you will realize why. His songs have an electro-R&B sound with the use of the keyboard, guitar, and drums. The definition of a one-man-band, Garratt uses a loop pedal to layer all of the instruments and sounds in his songs. With his soulful, intense, and captivating sound, he brings something different to the table, or in this case, to the speaker. While the entire album is brilliant, “Surprise Yourself,” “Falling,” and “Fire,” are must listens.
There has been a lot of buzz for this guy with the release. Recently, Jack Garratt has been on Apple Music’s new artist spotlight and on Spotify’s New Music Friday playlist. Most notably, he was named that #1 sound of 2016 on the BBC’s annual poll that is voted on by experts of the music industry in the UK. Garratt joins the company of Adele, Sam Smith, Ellie Goulding, and HAIM on the list, who were all winners in previous years so don’t be surprised if you see this name all over the charts soon.
You can listen to his album on Spotify, Apple Music, or, better yet, buy it on iTunes! You won’t regret it.