WHAT I HEAR
Now I’m no music journalist, so please bear with me through this mediocre description of what I hear. Most notably, it’s that voice that pulls me in...it commands attention. Just as he does not personally identify with the male or female gender, neither does his voice. His pitch is unexpectedly high and androgynous, or what would be more accurately defined as countertenor. His lyrics can be very raw and vulnerable underneath the electro-pop house beats, which I personally think makes it more interesting and layered. Then there are the more sassy and rebellious lyrics more typical of a pulsing electronic dance record from a young artist. There is definitely some disco influence, and heavy synths that weave between a slow dredge, repetitious random rhythms or build to a laser climax. Ratchet is the ultimate house party album, sure to ignite a liberating dance party.