Shaun Escoffery : Space Rider

New Britsoul hopeful kinda fucks up his chances with boring debut single...

Imagine a fantastic hyper-beat nu-soul cyber star who claims they're from another planet and intertwines vibrant sci-fi imagery with beautifully-phrased personal notes from the heart and wraps it all in a futuristic melody that sounds like nothing else you've heard.

Anyway, enough about Kelis, here's Britsoul wannabe Shaun Escoffery flogging the old interstellar R&B cliche that Jamiroquai killed with 'Space Cowboy' years ago, only more boring. He's signed to the same label that's promoting Omar, which kinda tells you all you need to know: this is UK soul still stuck in a bland, shiny groove that never pulls together into a tune, just like the good ol' Brand New Heavies used to make. Only more boring.

Christian Ward
3 / 10

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