Ever since the release of singles "Awake" and "That Touch", London-based minimalist Jake Hart has peaked a transnational interest in his soulful, R&B-esque electronic style. Today, he graces the Internet with yet another single, but this time it's a tasteful cover of Lauryn Hill's "Ex-Factor" filled with soft, sexy vibes to boot.
Dazzling over subdued piano playing, the sweeping electronic moodiness of "Ex Factor" breathes a nostalgic intensity with its every build and break. With vocals reminding us of names like Chet Faker, Hart is gentle in his approach, saving the powerful builds for the orchestral-backed chorus.
The presence of melodic guitar and steady, tapping percussion both act as finishing touches, bringing cohesion to an otherwise amalgamation of organic and synthetic sounds.