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Onur – A Millennial Rhapsody (Icarus Records)

Coming on the back of several single releases in the past year or so, London born singer, songwriter and producer Onur has released his three track EP, A Millennial Rhapsody, all the tracks of which offer a glimpse into his talent.

Opening number ‘Move Too Soon’ sees Onur showcase his rather impressive vocal range, which hones in on his falsetto range for much of the track, written about an extremely fun and memorable night out – something I’m sure the majority of people who hear it can relate to.

EP title track ‘A Millennial Rhapsody’ follows and sees Onur get political, something which listeners might not like overall, but the way in which he sings about the mess of and the upsetting situation that is Brexit, with a rather haunting vocal and somewhat stomping – almost throbbing – beat and a message that he is all but raising a middle finger to the farce of it all, makes it worthy of a few repeat listens.

Latest single ‘Beautiful Time’ closes out the collection, and this time, Onur opts to write about a time when he felt like an outsider to those and the world around him, and how, here in the present, he has come to accept how different he is and finds calm, beauty and a sort of strength and resonance in enjoying who he is and the world in its current place and time. There’s a wide variety of synths mixed into the track, but it’s the beat itself that makes the track rather memorable.

With the EP being just three tracks in length, some fans might still struggle to get a grasp on who exactly Onur is and what he’s trying to say or portray through his music, but for a first multi-track release, it’s makes for a good start to his career and suggests there is indeed a future ahead for him.

A Millennial Rhapsody is out now on Icarus Records.

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