Zaiden is an instrumentalist and singer from Austin, Texas who recently released his debut EP “Wizard Tale” independently. Zaiden’s music has been described as ” a fantasy inspired with cartoonish-like production along with an acoustic blend.”
I was asked to review some of his work and I have chosen the leading single, “Fairy.” Automatically the song starts with a beautiful acoustic guitar solo that is reminiscent of a traditional flamenco dance. This theme comes back into play later in the song to break the repetition of the other motifs in the song.
The “fantasy” feeling comes into play with the synthesizer beats that are similar to most electronica songs, but what makes it different is the melody in the vocals. There are definitely some parts in his voice and melodic tones that remind me of Tyler Joseph of Twenty One Pilots. But don’t get me wrong, I am not comparing Zaiden to Twenty One Pilots, just some similar techniques are used in his songs.
What makes Zaiden stand out is definitely the unique beats, rhythms and sounds used in his music. The repetitive staccato rhythm makes many appearances throughout the EP which makes a claim as his signature.
Although I am not a fan of this style of music, I would recommend anyone who is into psychedelic/electronica music to check out Zaiden and the “Wizard Tale” EP.
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