We have recieved a lot of positive feedback about our Artist Watch series, and now, with the fourth installment of the series, we introduce Novel. After being around the music industry his whole life, Novel, a well-rounded musician from LA who does everything from singing and rapping to songwriting and producing, is finally starting to get the recognition that he deserves. Having penned tracks for big name artists such as Alicia Keys and Lionel Richie, Novel seems to have a strong network in the music industry which should help him as he tries to progress his own solo career. Recently featured on some highly publicized albums, such as hip hop super-group Slaughterhouse’s self-titled debut album and David Guetta’s One Love, Novel has a soulful voice and makes music with substance that people can relate to.
Below are some of my favorite tracks of his that demonstrate his well-rounded skill-set. You can preview the songs and find the download links for them (and more) at the bottom of this post.
Sky Might Fall (Soul RMX)
^You can watch him produce this track here. Pretty cool stuff to watch.
Fuck Wit My Mind
^Watch the video for this here.
Mad World (RMX)
^Inspired by the fatal shooting of Oscar Grant by police officers in Oakland, California on New Years day in 2009. The beat picks up at around 1:50 into the track for a nice change.
Download his free Suspended Animation mixtape here.
Audiobiography, his debut album which was originally set to be released this past March, was pushed back and a new release date has yet to be announced.