Review: Sid Sriram Mixes Genres on Debut LP
Our take on the Indo-American singer-songwriterâ€™s 12-track â€˜Entropyâ€™
Indo-American singer-songwriter Sid Sriramâ€™s debut 12-track albumÂ EntropyÂ is a diverse record that clocks in at just under 45 minutes. Although the LP creates a sense of wanting more, it also leaves you wondering if all the sonic elements on the album actually blend well together.
Sriram weaves a bunch of slick vocal melodies over Carnatic music and electronica influenced tracks (â€œEyes Open,â€ â€œPaper Plates,â€ â€œDauntingâ€) while also showcasing his R&B and soul side on â€œIt Isnâ€™t True,â€ the title track and â€œ2am Prayer.â€ Thereâ€™s also a bit of indie rock with â€œPalm Trees, Fleetingâ€ and straight up pop on the record closer â€œLimitless,â€ although the staggered spoken word across the album at times disrupts the flow of the songs.
While the production and songwriting on Entropy definitely holds its own, the record can be a hit and miss for some due to the constant change of genres that differ from song to song. What Sriram does deliver though is poignant lyrics, solid singing and a sense of wondering what he has in store next.
Click here to listen to â€˜Entropy.â€™