Channeling the essence of their inner child and meshing the metaphorical treasures stemming from the hit movie series, Shrek, R&B artists, Shrek is Love, released a bundle of musical wonder throughout ‘This Is My Swamp’. Soothing and soulful vocals invigorate the mind throughout the first track, “Lord Farquaad”, that delves into the backstory of Shrek and Princess Fiona’s love-story being challenged by Lord Farquaad throughout the animated series while lyrically exploring the dynamics of the relationship.
The second and title track, “This Is My Swamp”, has a trance-inducing instrumental influence that will knock you off of your feet as Shrek Is Love create a soundscape abounding with Ambient, Classical and Jazz that mesh together in a mesmerizing manner that is worthy of attention and praise. “Fiona” closes out the EP with a sultry and heartwarming track in dedication to Shrek’s unyielding love for Fiona as Shrek Is Love envelop listeners into a mystical realm abounding with sunny skies, deep love, and expression of an individual’s inmost affection that is being shared with glee.
There are artists few and far between who have artistically taken the challenge of diving deep into the medium of film to convert the significance and intention of the flick into music that is both expressive and impassioned. If you’re a fan of the hypnotic vocals from artists such as Musiq Soulchild, Tyrese, and Donell Jones, then Michael Mayo of Shrek Is Love has another dose of serenity awaiting your listen. ‘Vol. 1 – This Is My Swamp’ is a worthy and dynamic instrumental journey through the unique perceptions and idiosyncratic mentalities of the four-piece group who have converted the messages that they have pulled through the mega-hit animated movie into a musical gem. Check it out for yourself on Soundcloud.