East London native Juvenal Maze marks the beginning of a new chapter. After signing to SOULUVMUZIQ, he releases two new tracks “In A Place” & “She Just Wanna“. Taking influences from his different backgrounds and incorporating Afro-beats, Grime, and his love for poetry, Juvenal creates music dripping with colourful melodies and fiery charisma.
Juvenal is clearly from a budding crop of young talent that are all about manipulating vocals, classic R&B-esque sounds and finding the right pockets in the song. First half of the two track release, “In A Place” is a brooding, alt-R&B cut. A vocal performance similar to that of 6LACK, the distorted looped piano chords and rattling hi-hats are the perfect foundation for Juvenal to sing his blues.
In many ways “In A Place” and second half “She Just Wanna” are two sides of the same coin. Warped piano chords are central part of the melody but the kicking bass and hi-hats combine for a more trap like feel. The mix is different, the vocals have more of a rap edge. Juvenal puts his blues to the side and he embodies more of a casanova approach. It’s chill, late night listening and shows off Juvenal’s versatile nature.
Juvenal has already turned heads, being described as a “triple threat song-writer”. A knack for modern storytelling and armed with an array of influences, it seems like it’s time for him to narrate his own story. Expect more hot music as both tracks come from his upcoming EP dropping later this year