Josh Kumra: ‘Waiting for You’ single review

Josh is a breath of fresh air in an increasingly polluted and cluttered market

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Released 5 Jan 2013 | | By Paul Leake | Rating: 4-5
Josh Kumra: ‘Waiting for You’ single review

Josh Kumra brings a tantric level of measurement and subtlety to his music. His songs are under his control at every moment without ever feeling stifled; that's why he's a breath of fresh air in an increasingly polluted environment.

'Waiting for You' is Josh at the peak of his powers, rolling on to a natural, persistent beat. Even the guitar is understated throughout the three minutes, which lets Josh's mature vocal lead the way. The tribal backing makes it feel like a march with a purpose and it's a powerful listen.

If there's one criticism of the song, it's that it makes the wait for his debut album that bit more agonising.

Best lyric: 'Might never be who you want me to be / Might never see you again / Please don't turn away from me now...'


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