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Album Review: Josh Kumra - Good Things Come To Those Who Don't Wait

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With the release of his new album, charting the explosive single in collaboration with Wretch 32 last summer, and a vocal ability that’s been compared to a young Gnarles Barkley, Josh Kumra is the one to watch.

 

Fresh out of the Swindon music scene, this singer-songwriter is only at the beginning of his journey, guitar on his back. However, you wouldn’t think it from the maturity of his album. With tonal hints of the blues accompanied by the occasional gospel number, Good Things Come to Those Who Don’t Wait sounds like the music of an artist with years of experience under his belt.

 

Described as a young Troubador, Josh produces flawless acoustic songs with breath-taking lyrical prowess and, when presented in such a soulful, raspy voice filled with honesty, it is impossible not to be drawn in.

 

Although the eclectic nature of the album speaks of Josh’s greatest influences in Blues and Soul,, he also finds his feet with an amazing pop come-back, opening the album with his laid-back vibe and string-backed chorus in ‘The Answer’.  Shortly proceeding is his famous single ‘Don’t Go’, and a brilliant RnB breakthrough, which not surprisingly opened his vocal talent into the limelight.

 

His vocal performance, however, in ‘Find My Way Home’, foregrounded onto a powerful gospel choir and hand clapping rhythm, met with the mournful tone of the blues guitar in ‘Brave Face’, shows us that this young Troubador is no one-trick pony.

 

Throughout the album we get a range of the creative muscles that the artist is able to flex, with song writing and production collaborations with Emeli Sande, Mr Hudson and even a country duet with Maiday.

 

Good things Come To Those Who Don’t Wait is, at its heart, more than just a promising start, but a confident and experienced work of craftsmanship from one of Swindon’s finest. 

Stephanie Skarbek

I'm in my second year studying English Literature and Language at Leeds. In my spare time, which I never seem to have a lot of, I like to draw, play the drums and watch Korean films. I also write short stories, and spend my time investing in comic books and cheap clothing on ebay!

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