Taken off the recently released debut album “No Village”, “The Great Orator” stuck out to me with it’s purity. Kuri’s angelic vocals hint how intense feelings of danger, adventure and even a newfound identity can really be. Scott Currie of Kuri began writing under the name in 2017. With influences such as Radiohead and Robert Glasper, he created his own distinctive sound. Best described as avant-folk, the mysterious number is arranged with clarity but mostly honesty.
With the subject of the track being about the feeling of hope that you’ve discovered something that no one else knows, it’s filled with pride and surprisingly, a sense of motivation throughout. It’s the type of track that you’d hear on sport adverts or a motivational video segment in a movie. Uplifted with an exceptional piano melody, the arrangement is slightly bare but filled with complexity talents. Gripping you in from the get go, if you’re left wanting more, check out the full album below.