Imaad Wasif is an artist whose music combines the best of Jeff Buckley, Lenny Kravitz, and Beck‘s serious side. The Voidist (Tee Pee) is an album by someone who has a love for the craft of pop music but wants to do it in a not-so-roundabout way. If you like the rise of emotion that groups like Radiohead or Coldplay tend to have, Wasif takes these things but turns them into aggressive pop songs.
It tends to bring to mind the first time U2 started to make an impact, especially with songs like “Priestess”, “Fangs”, “Her Sorcery”, where he talks about the wizardy of a woman’s beauty with guitars and a tamborine, a method that would’ve been perfect if placed on Meddle or Wish You Here, right down to the singing to the solo with his guitar.
Even with all of the people I’m comparing him too (and again those are first impressions), one begins to hear what he’s trying to do on his own. When he’s electric, he vibrates. When he wants to relax with a cup of tea, it’s a nice smelling brew. Here’s to more nice smelling brews.