Chris Zurich – Annie

Philadelphia-based Chris Zurich describes his upcoming debut album Black Ink as a “soundtrack to culture clash”. His ability to clash is quite evident on the debut single Annie.

The beginning of Annie centers around a nice deep bass line surrounded by a catchy repetitive guitar beat. Clearly some of his influence is hip hop & R&B as the drum beat is reminiscent of such tracks. Normally I am not a fan of such drum beats but it fits in nicely here.

As much as I liked the beat to this song, what really stood out for me was the vocal work by Chris. He really showcased a nice neo-soul type quality that not many today do very well. I could tell that one of his influences was Stevie Wonder & one could never go wrong being influenced by such a legend.

If Annie is any indication of what to expect from Black Ink, I along with many others will be calling this one of the better releases of 2013. Check out Annie below & make sure to tell your friends as Chris Zurich is definitely an artist to expect big things out of!

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