Zedo – Point of view (review)

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A UK artist with a genuinely effortless flow and interesting take on the world around him, Zedo’s latest release Point of View was a welcome addition to the list of album’s to stick on the headphones this week.

Having released the Coffeeshop mixtape back in January 2015, Zedo returns with a more polished project, produced entirely by E.Hill, that should send some recognition his way.

 “I’m on the grind and I’m finding I’m doing fine now.”

The Bedford-based MC sounds like a man at ease with himself and the music that he’s making, and that combined with some catchy hooks, such as Orin’s feature on Under the Sun, makes for an album that’s both captivating and easy on the ear.

But it’s more than just an easy listening hip hop album with a heavy jazz influence. As the project progresses, Zedo tackles some deeper, more political topics in ‘Soulful Nightmares’, expressing frustrations that many of us share, while offering an alternative to letting it get to you.

This is followed by T.O.P, where the production hits a head-banging peak. It would definitely be interesting to hear some more of Zedo spitting over higher tempo beats in the future, but the album mellows out with one of my favourite tracks on the album Rise & the Fall, Pt. 1, before finishing strongly with Light ‘em Up.

Zedo assures us he intends to be more prolific with his releases from now on, and with his next project already in the works, he’s an artist well worth keeping track of. Give Point of View a listen below.

Words by Freddie Harding