Album: Marques Toliver, Land of NaAan (Bella Union)

  • @simmyrichman

Multi-instumentalist, string arranger, model, senior editor of Love Is the Magazine and busker … the surprise here is only that the violinist/singer Toliver's debut LP is, on the surface, such a conventional, Radio 2-friendly affair.

In short, if Land of CanAan were a Stevie Wonder album, it would be Hotter than July rather than Innervisions. But Toliver is still in his twenties and there are times here when his natural talent is genuinely frightening.