Shivum Sharma - Flicker
Shivum Sharma, an eighteen-year-old Londoner, who sings with a maturity and vulnerability beyond his years, and not to mention he’s been setting the music blogoshpere alight over the past few days. Taking inspiration from Aphex Twin to Amy Winehouse to Fever Ray, this kid listens to good music, so he might as well make some with a voice like that. “Flicker” is a careful handling of an often difficult subject matter, a tender and uncertain sexual encounter, but Sharma does it well. The focus of this track is on his drifting vocals, set over a sparse piano and a bit of bedroom-production trickery. You might not have heard of him yet, but you will.