Nostalgia by Martin Luke Brown
Martin Luke Brown introduces a seemingly new genre of soulful hippie pop in his single “Nostalgia.” Steeping in the mainstream influence of artists such as Sam Cooke, Michael Jackson and Stevie Wonder, the Robert Pattinson look alike gives pop culture a healthy dose of grit. The minimalistic percussion perfectly complements the warm keyboard tones and his impressive vocal range. Shakers force listeners to shimmy and contort to the falsetto-drenched hooks. There is a precise level of vulnerability in MLB’s arrangements and vocal techniques. He successfully conjures a melodic longing that emphasizes the idea of nostalgia, lyrics aside.