Brad Stank is building a reputation as a master of slowjam sexistential ballads. The Liverpool-based crooner released his most substantial body of work to date in debut EP Eternal Slowdown, which came out via Untitled (recs) in 2018. Eternal Slowdown finds Brad exploring hazy late vibes, ‘70s West Coast jazz and dreamy psychedelic pop. His introverted and spiritually aware lyrics offer a poetic view on love, loneliness and philosophy throughout the course of its seven tracks.
In addition to the previously released Pond Weed and Flirting In Space, an immediate highlight is the gorgeously soothing Take Me To The Crib with an evocative guitar which echoes a laidback solo from Parliament-Funkadelic’s Eddie Hazel. Named after the opening line from Jack Kerouac’s Mexico City Blues, Butte Magic expands Brad’s sonic palette with a baked rap courtesy of fellow Liverpudlian MC Nelson. And the EP drifts to an afterglow with the sweet harmonies that flow throughout Maithuna.