New Music Critique: Zaydo

Production8
Lyrics8
Music8
Vocals8
Musicianship9
8.2

Contact: zaydo.aor@gmail.com
Web: decyphermusic.com
Seeking: Label, Booking, Film/TV
Style: Hip-Hop, R&B

Right away, it’s clear that NorCal artist Zaydo revels in creating intricate vocal arrangements, blending styles for unexpected results that, together with his song’s hook, are a trip to behold. “20/20 Vision” has a message of perseverence (“I just gotta see it through”) with high harmonies and a hooky chorus. “To Die For” has a big bass presence and spurs Zaydo to bring a deep melodic voice that reminds us of Kid Cudi. The song’s melancholy piano, paired with a fast trap beat, is a winner. “Final Hour” is a smoldering track spiced with skittering hi-hat and what sounds like crispy-crackling vinyl. By turns catchy and unpredictable, Zaydo’s recordings are the work of an artist who’s not afraid to try something different.

Avatar