Outasight, Figure 8
Warner Bros. Records
Outasightâ€™s Figure 8 sounds like many things: a little Drake on the career summary â€œLife Or Something Like It,â€ and a bit like Mike Posner (or at least Cee-Loâ€™s pop-soul hybrid) on â€œMaybe Next Time.â€ â€œLately Iâ€™ve been trying my best, but maybe it ainâ€™t good enough,â€ he sings on the title track, echoing the â€œpatiently waiting for fameâ€ complaint too often heard in the pop/rap Zeitgeist. Truthfully, the long-gestating Philadelphia musician has internalized so many styles and voices that he has begun feeling towards an identity of his own. His years-long stint in label development hell generates some hard-won rewards, including a genuinely rousing performance on â€œEverything,â€ if not necessarily a memorable song.
Download the Figure 8 EP at outasight.bandcamp.com.