Today seems like a good day to talk about the latest track by Swedish singer Kim Cesarion which has been sitting in my inbox for far more time that it should. It seemed I picked the week to take my summer holiday, at the exact time everyone else began kicking up their heels releasing some really, good electronic-pop offerings. Still, I am endeavouring not to let the dopest, tunes slip the net. As I say, today seems like a good day to talk about Kim Cesarion’s “Water” with you especially as it’s been a scorcher of a week. I’ve seen mentions of a hosepipe ban being enforced, and I thought if I am going to share this watery electronic pop gem with you, I’d best do it now before we are urged to ration this, essential to life commodity.
As you may already be aware, the Stockholm singer debuted with the album “Undressed” in 2014. It produced a perfect blend of dance, pop, r&b, electronica that is ridiculously catchy, with an effortlessly cool, charisma. It is an album where it was evident Cesarion is wholly aware of his niche and demographic. Amazingly, the thirteen track release only spawned a total of three singles, which by today’s standards make the body of work sound as though it was a bit underloved. With this hindsight, Kim has an EP planned in the works, slated to drop this August and recently made a come back with the track “Call On Me” following up “Water.”
The heater reintroduces us to Kim’s soulful, smooth vox. It’s going down like a river of hot fudge sauce drizzled over an ice cream sundae. As not only is it yum, it’s rather scorchio outside in the world today. The track gained a lot of influences from the music style of Zouk and Guadeloupe, where Kim partly, originates from. Rhythmically and melodically, it has a danceable swagger and delivers an immediately unforgettable hook. Someone throw me a life preserver, I’m in deep with the funky beats of this song called “Water“. So, much so, I’m drowning in them.