Singer songwriter, Josh Kumra has has worked with Fink, Emeli Sande, Naughty Boy and Mr Hudson on his debut, Good Things Come to Those Who Don’t Wait. The album features 12 tracks incorporating a wide range of genres including soul, blues, pop and dance. We had a listen and here are our thoughts.
The album begins with Kumra’s single, The Answer, which is smooth and very well produced. The ballad is light and touching with that comes a catchy chorus, which is summery and perfect for this season. Reckless Love is a little heavier than the opening track, we like the combination of Kumra’s soft vocals and the edge on the chorus.
Keep On Walking is a beautiful ballad on the album and is one of those to get a bit of tissue ready. The track seems perfect if you are nursing a broken heart with its big chorus and a positive message, to keep on walking to get out of it.
You will remember Don’t Go from Josh Kumra’s collaboration with Wretch 32. The collaboration topped the charts and propelled Kumra into the limelight. The album version doesn’t feature Wretch 32 but although different it is good. The track is certainly one of the strongest on the album. Find My Way Home is another one with its raw and southern American sound it hits all the right notes for us.
The gospel inspired Brave Face shows how versatile Josh Kumra is and gives the album a religious element. Waiting For You also has a mighty choir at its core but this is a completely different beast. The track instantly catches your attention with its fresh yet familiar sound. We love how the track unfolds and gains more and more power until it reaches its climax.
Another track that catches our attention is Be My Light with its catchy melody. This is a brilliant pop song with its big chorus (think Coldplay) it instantly stands out on the album.
I’m Not The One is really good fun with its boudoir, blues influences and the tongue and cheek lyrics are the icing on the cake.
The album ends with White and Black, another tongue and cheek track with a great melody at its core. Maiday joins Kumra on this sweet and sour track and the combination of both female and male vocals add a new layer to Josh Kumra’s music.
Good Things Come To Those Who Don’t Wait is a good album, very well crafted and produced. Some of the music is a little generic but will appeal to fans of the genre.