Minimalism and raw talent are what is on show with Abraham Trai. Demonstrating a realistic, grounded approach to lyricism and a definite relatability to boot, any listener can effortlessly connect with his natural talent which shines through. Trai takes listeners on an emotional journey that screams something authentically human.
His latest single, ‘The One’ – the first release from his album entitled MMXXII (expected to drop in 2022) – is a prime example of all of the above. With clean vocals, a strong sense of narrative and an accompanying music video that reflects the tone immaculately, ‘The One’ is a heartfelt ballad that avoids any over the top cliches. It never feels sycophantic, and instead maintains a genuine telling of heartbreak that oozes soulfulness and slick but straightforward production.
With a stripped-back instrumental elevated by harmonies that will give you goosebumps, Trai focuses the track on his ability rather than the bells and whistles of overproduction. The vocals are dynamic, offering soft swells with impressive, belting moments that never compete but mix in a way that will captivate listeners. The song is reduced to the essentials, adding a timeless feel which weaves with the chosen topic to create a pure serenade.
Overall, Abraham Trai is a talented artist who has already carved out a brand in a sometimes oversaturated market. Whilst his influences can be observed, he has taken the essence of them and twisted it with his own skill to make the sound entirely his own. Sincerity void of redundancy, a track bursting with personality awaits any who listens. With an upcoming album, Trai is someone to watch and will surely bloom in the scene.
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