Sumptuous grooves, candy-coated melodies and woozy numbers, from the former Klaxons keyboardist...

James Righton has played many roles: Klaxons keyboardist, Shock Machine auteur, film score composer, husband and father of two. Now he plays himself with ‘The Performer’, a touching piece with a sensitive air of slight existential speculation, as Righton examines his current role.

‘The Performer’ effortlessly schmoozes around a retro smoke-filled lounge with an array of sumptuous grooves like ‘Edie’, candy-coated melodies such as ‘Start’ and woozy numbers like ‘Heavy Heart’.

Righton paints the perfect picture of his inner thoughts as he embarks on a cinematic journey with poignant lyricism, exquisite production and charismatically seductive soundscapes reminiscent of Roxy Music.

8/10

Words: Yasmin Cowan

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