I love me some rap music but I'm a sucker for chillingly smooth vocals, so Jack Larsen's "Ugly" was a welcome surprise as I journeyed down the slippery slope that is SoundCloud in search of new music.
With synth-heavy production that teeters on the verge of pop, Larsen glides through the sonic backdrop, filling the canvas with punctuated, interspersed delivery. The Chicago-based artist makes full use of the three minute run-time, coupling the instrumentation's highs and lows with his voice, majestically setting a prominent vibe over the course of "Ugly".
"Ugly" serves as the first release from Larsen since Push-Ups, his debut EP released via Closed Sessions. While I'm new to the sounds of Larsen, it's quite apparent the artist is willing to push his creative boundaries, unafraid of experimenting with his sound in order to grow and progress artistically. It doesn't take more than a quick listen through Push-Ups and a few streams of "Ugly" to realize Jack has no desire to remain complacent in his sound or style.
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