Oftentimes, new trance tracks have a way of giving the vast majority of the recognition to the producer, while the vocalist, who is often integral to the success of the track, gets overshadowed. This is not anyone’s fault–it’s just the way dance music works. Sometimes, though, a vocalist shines through with enough of a unique sound to capture people’s attention. I think we may have a new one to join those ranks on the horizon.
UK-based Jwaydan is no stranger to the world of music–she is a Classically trained pianist and cellist, and is currently pursuing a degree in Classical composition at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama in London. She recently decided to direct her compositional efforts toward the electronic music industry, and what has come of those efforts are remarkable tracks that shine with inspired melodic decisions and a soulful, almost androgynous vocal timbre (which is a compliment). Her most recent hit with producer Tom Fall, Untouchable, is a perfect demonstration of the versatile nature of Jwaydan’s voice, with sparkling piano and staccato synths providing an adequate background for absolutely brilliant vocal melodies and lyrics. The Paul Keeley rework is also a nice take on the track, and leans in a slightly more proggy direction. Enjoy these, as well as her first chart-topping hit with Aly & Fila, We Control the Sunlight, which is shaping up to be one of the most talked-about vocal trance tracks of the year.