Travis Garland is the kind of artist that I have learned to love more and more as time goes on. With each independent release, the quality of what he is putting out into the public sphere is ACHING for the attention of the masses. All of this, without even trying it seems. Since I learned of Travis, he has never stepped out of his lane. I mean sure, every rising star has some lame electro-pop demos floating around the net, but it is with his official and REAL tracks that Travis has created his signature sound. I have posted a few of his songs in the past and “Where to Land” is so authentically him, it makes me super excited as a fan.
“Where to Land” is produced by the AMAZING, CRAZY, and STUPID TALENTED “The Stereotypes”. These guys have produced some HUGE songs and I will definitely do a feature on them in the future. Playing like a trend-train riding alternative-R&B song, Travis really takes this backdrop and keeps it HIM. He has outdone himself by melting a chillwave-esque beat with his smooth and unique vocal delivery. His runs continue to rise with the pace of the beat through each verse, coming together so perfectly. Adding a nice transition for the bridge, rapper III comes in lays a few lines to taste. I love when features do not feel forced and flow with the overall sound of a song.
It is refreshing to hear Travis tighten up his sound and yet still stay true to what his fans love about him. His second half of the “Fashionably Late” EP series drops on March 4th and if it’s as good as the first part, we are in store for some amazing shit. I personally cannot wait to hear what he has in store. The video for “Where to Land” is below and you can look forward to downloading “Fashionably Late Part II” here.