Oli Hannaford is an East-London based singer, songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist, who appears to have a real knack in the way of captivating, soulful, electronic alt-pop.
Lifted from his forthcoming debut EP, ‘Clarity’ sets out this stall in remarkable fashion. A smooth and polished piano led stroll through slick, textured production, flickering synths and flecks of electronics. Amid the undeniably infectious groove and otherwise pristine and sparkling production however, a sense that all is not right bubbles away as an uneasy, melancholy atmosphere is created Hannaford’s unsettled lyrics and mournful vocals. The juxtaposition of light and dark moods is one that works a treat, remarkably well in fact. A compelling listen that is both smooth and emotionally complex.
Listen to ‘Clarity’ below: