Published Mar 17, 2014For most of his life, West Coast songwriter Michael Brock has been known as more of an actor than an ambient R&B musician, having worked on such features as Jennifer's Body, Best Day Ever: Aiden Kesler 1994-2011 and the short-lived TV series Adventures in Parenting. Now, he's hoping to change all that with his first-ever EP, Scorpio, which arrives March 25 through Hybridity Music. While you wait, stream the EP in full on Exclaim.ca.
Drawing comparisons to the likes of James Blake, Sampha and the Weeknd, Brock delivers six tracks of sinisterly sexy downtempo on his debut EP, which are all the more enhanced by his radio-friendly vocals and sensual hums. "Green and Black" and the Bon Iver-sampling "Soundtracks" show off Brock's acute sense of melody, while tracks like "My Ocean" and the mini-effort's title track stand toe-to-toe with his peers' similarly smooth beats.
See for yourself by listening to Scorpio in its entirety in the player below.