After making waves with his cover of Eminem’s “Lose Yourself”, Joel Ansett is ready to show the world his own work in the honest, smooth The Nature Of Us. With tracks that showcase real originality, especially notable in the joyous “My Heart Is Set”, to high-energy tracks with innovative rap verses, such as in “The Cycle”, Joel Ansett is bringing a sometimes touching, sometimes anthemic collection to the table on November 23rd.
One of the most striking things about The Nature Of Us is the tenderness in the vocals paired with a relatable truth behind the lyrics. Listen above to the single, “Already In Love”, which is reminiscent of John Legend in dreaminess and passion. The track is none other than a pure love song, and sets the tone of the album, which was funded by his similarly passionate fans via Kickstarter.
There is little doubt that Joel Ansett is knowledgable in the field of popular music. Evoking current hit-makers and icons (did I get a hint of Radiohead in the guitar line of “Wonderfully Made”) alike, this musician knows how to play with genre. The vintagey saxophone line in “Covered Up” serves only more proof.