Today Nathan Sykes released his debut album Unfinished Business. There was a big wait for this album, with Nathan releasing a number of singles prior to the album’s release. The singles have had a mixture of sounds, from the piano ballad love song Over And Over Again, to the more up-tempo song Kiss Me Quick. This therefore made me wonder if the album would have anything new going for it, as I was worried that Nathan had shown all he was capable of already. However, the opening track Good Things Come To The Who Wait made my worries disappear. Not only is this song extremely powerful with a really strong beat, it also shows the listener that this album would show many sides to Nathan that we may not have previously seen. For me this song is an excellent opener to the album because not only is the beat incredibly gripping, but the whole tone of the song is uplifting, leaving the listener feeling good.
As the album progresses, there isn’t a song that I would want to skip. The third track on the album, Money, sounds different to Nathan’s usual sound due to the fast paced nature of it, contrasted with the much slower song I Can’t Be Mad further into the album, overall highlighting the diversity of this album. What I love about this album is the fact that no matter what the song is, whether it is fast paced or slower, Nathan’s vocals always remain at the top of their game, pretty much putting a large number of artists currently in the music industry to shame. Nathan has used this album to showcase his ridiculously incredible vocals, and shown that he is able to create a diverse range of songs, rather than a collection of songs that all sound the same.
Overall I am so impressed with this album, and it is definitely one of my favourite albums of 2016. Well done, Nathan!