Dean Clarke’s beat and Yolanda Sargeant’s vocals blend perfectly in “Love Someone (Prof Clarke Mix)” by Sargeant X Comrade. Yolanda’s voice moves effortlessly between playful and melancholic moods, taking the listener on a rollercoaster ride of emotions that only her rich, smoky sound can evoke. Mixing a variety of elements from different genres, the track is a true representation of the unique sound of this lo-fi soul queen and her producer, Comrade (Evgeniy).
The track opens with the sound of a cassette tape being inserted into an old school boombox, which sets the tone for the journey that is about to unfold. As the beat drops, Sargeant’s vocals come in, adding a layer of sweetness to the mix. Each chord change is unexpected, keeping the listener on their toes and engaged in the journey. This track takes you on a genre-bending journey that stays true to the unmistakable sound of Sargeant X Comrade.
Sargeant’s vocal style, influenced by greats like Billie Holiday, Nina Simone, and Erykah Badu, is truly unique and it shines in “Love Someone”. Her voice infused with deep emotions that are further enhanced by the sonic architecture of Comrade. The producer’s multi-layered, genre-bending production is exciting and challenging, featuring unexpected and captivating juxtapositions of elements and genres.
Overall, “Love Someone (Prof Clarke Mix)” is a true representation of the Sargeant X Comrade sound and a perfect showcase of Yolanda Sargeant’s vocal prowess and Comrade’s production skills. It is a track that is sure to draw you in with its unique sound and keep you engaged till the very end.