Baz – Smile To Shine

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Single Reviews by EDF and Mark Bayross

Review by EDF

A song that is inspired by the sun, this is a feel good track that highlights everything that is good about a sunny day. Not taking the usual R&B route, this acoustic sounding, soulful track mixed with infectious beats is a cut above the mournful Dido type songs making their rounds at the moment. If this is a just world, this should give Baz her second Top 40 hit and who knows, maybe an even higher chart placing.

5 stars

Review by Mark Bayross

This is the second single from South London songstress Baz and serves as a superb introduction to her ‘undersoul’ sound – her name for the soulful trip-hop that she uses to soundtrack her life.

The fusion of acoustic guitar, clattering beats and trancey effects is certainly very ‘in’ at the moment (see: Nelly Furtado, Dido, er, Mel C…), and Baz’s warm, euphoric vocals (about how the sunshine makes her feel happy to be alive – where does she live?! Not bloody South London! – certainly won’t hurt.

Expect this all over the radio very soon.

4 stars