new EP released: January 28th 2022
Breaking barriers. Following your own path.
‚Soul’ is an expansible term which is explored deeply by the Austrian based Band Sladek on it’s debut-album ‚daydreamin‘‘.
Formed in 2017 around lead singer and guitarist David Sladek the band released with Florian Muralter on bass and Raphael Vorraber on drums their debut-album ‚daydreamin‘’ in spring 2019. It’s been a remarkable debut that portraits the artist’s very own conception of modern Soul and R’n’B music, drawing inspiration from artists such as Prince or Frank Ocean.
Daydreamin’ offers a variety between seemingly carefree pop songs and sophisticated neo-soul productions and a wide latitude for interpretation.
Hip-Hop beats collide with multifarious guitar sounds and emotional electronic ballads meet uncompromising drum grooves.
The band presents its own sound while steadily remaining 100% authentic und original. The sensitive but at the same time reckless guitar playing builds in combination with fat bass lines and fresh drum grooves their personal sound.
Lastly absolute uniqueness is achieved by adding the voice of the lead singer, which is both, emotionally and energetically singing about the ups and downs in life.
The best example is given by the album’s fist single ‚Get Over‘ – a constricting ballad about the painful feeling of addiction and the process of overcoming. In the respective music video the message is underlined and transported on a different level by dancer Rima Baransi, who in 2016 gained massive online recognition from multimillion viewers for a viral dance performance on the streets of Italy. Besides international appreciation Rima’s dancing also let critical voices and conservative mindsets speak out loud. Through her pure and emotional art of dancing she is setting an example for self-determination and freedom.
Therefore ‚Get Over‘ outlines what ‚daydreamin‘ comes down to: space for interpretation and artistic freedom between Pop, Neo-Soul and every other influencing aspect of life.