Will Joseph Cook - "Message"
In the realm of "overachiever teenagers", I will say that Will Joseph Cook is pretty much at the top. The 17(!) year-old's latest song, "Message", is a genre bending masterpiece that I would never have expected from anyone so young. Cook's voice is mature and balanced, and his lyrics about getting over the nostalgia of the past speaks to experiences we can all relate to. Beyond that, his production is a blend of acoustic, pop, and even a bit of electronic, and the net result is a unique sound that is widely appealing and uplifting - it's feel-good music. With his debut EP, You Jump I Run, I'm looking forward to hearing a lot more.
You Jump I Run is due out April 21st.