Watch List: 4th Project Find Themselves With The 'Need To Know'
Three may be a crowd, but based on the available evidence it would seem that Bristol, U.K. based electro-soul trio 4th Project have the knack for deftly navigating the creative space that is bounded by their respective talents. With the stated aim to integrate 'soulful vocals with keyboard, electric guitar, beat boxing and live samples', vocalist Kathleen Fitzpatrick Milton, pianist/producer Jack Drewry and guitarist Rowan Evans draw on soul, jazz, funk, electronic dance music and 90s R’n’B with what appears to be a most deft appreciation. Front and center is Fitzpatrick Milton's alluring voice: richly mature of tone and flush with thoughtfully articulate phrasing that is suffused with a jazzy insouciance, she smolders with a Sade-esque vocal charisma that is charmingly equanimous in its measured delivery. Showcasing their eclectically inspired sensibility with the inviting sophistication of Drewry's subtle percussion and spare electric piano in conjunction with Evans' tenderly musing guitar, 'I Need To Know' finds Fitzpatrick Milton's distinctive vocal charm wrestling with confused emotions as the trio prove that this is a 'project' worth keeping an eye on.