Distinctive vocals seem to be both a blessing and a curse in music. Far too often, artists with great voices are lauded with praise for their singing talent, only to then forget about the most important thing, the song. Fortunately London-based singer-songwriter Belgrave has managed to combine his distinctive, velvet voice with a killer song.

The true success of 'Playing Games' is its balance between big, infectious melodies and idiosyncratic production. Beyond the lush, hypnotic instrumentation, lies Laurie Belgrave's distinctive vocals and a unique ability to convey raw emotion. If this is just Belgrave playing games then we can't wait for the next step.

Listen below.

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