The Agency Evokes Imagination With ‘Politikarma’
Although we live in a world where instantaneous information is at the tip of fingers, sometimes it is important to find an artist who is happy to stay out of the limelight. The enigmatic and mysterious music collective known simply as Agency have really captured my imagination. This incredibly mystifying group have captured a sexy and sophisticated sound, that is bolstered by meaningful content. Agency’s upcoming EP, Politikarma, is a powerful and compelling project that our society is in dire need of. By meshing an incredibly palatable mix of R&B, tip-hop and electro-soul, Agency have crafted a mesmerizing style with tons of depth and emotion.
Politikarma is a testament to Agency’s ability to wrap poignant lyrics in a delightfully consumable sonic entree. Clearly inspired by the iconic Frank Ocean as well as other contemporary greats like FKA Twigs and Gallant, Agency bellows wit considerably potency and undeniable gravitas. We are exposed to a deeply sensitive artist. Tracks like “Evaporate” and “Livin’ In America” showcase Agency’s delectably soulful capabilities. With the ability to transport listeners away to a secluded and welcomed head-space, Agency accomplishes exactly what you need out of a modern artist. Heavier tunes like “New Americana” and “AmeriKARMA“, display Agency’s unfiltered message while maintain and incredibly slick and polished approached. Perhaps the EP’s biggest track “Rejoice” stands out as particularly uplifting. While it is certainly a well made and uplifting song, “Rejoice” comes across as the least authentic track on Agency’s Politikarma EP. The song’s fantastic melodies and soulful instrumentation hit great heights, but I much prefer Agency’s deliberate and contemplative style present on the rest of the forthcoming EP.
In their own words Agency descibed how they saw their own style and approach:
“You will learn more through the stories presented in song. We cover the human experience…a wealth of material shedding light on our loves, our regrets, our hopes, and our fears. We are just two humans who shed our tears through instruments and occasionally shout for joy. We are not defined by our bodies or what we like to eat or what kinds of pets we have at home. Or the places we travel. We are defined by song.”