Maverick Hill is a self-taught singer-song-writer and musician from Los Angeles. His musical influences include: Prince, Jeff Buckley, U2, Nine Inch Nails, Led Zeppelin, 2Pac, Pearl Jam, Lenny Kravitz. Maverick, a passionate dancer, was once a popular Nightclub Promoter and Event Coordinator in Los Angeles, so he knows what it takes to get people on the dance-floor. Currently also involved in writing film scripts, Maverick loves experimenting with traditional instruments and creating new sounds through the latest DAWs (Digital Audio Workstations). After garnering critical acclaim for his single “Mythology (The Electric Gemini Mix)” in 2016, Maverick Hill is back with a brand new alternative rock track released in September 2017, entitled “What Happened 2 This Man”.
Maverick opens up the new single with a blunt rock bass tone and a structured formulation not reminiscent of anyone else. This is his own thing, done his way. Stripped down instrumentation, a syncopated start-stop rhythm and a metered melody carry the song through its duration.
At this point, it is clear that Maverick Hill is a musician that embodies what it means to create progressive music. Despite being consistently influenced by previous rock eras, at the end of the day his endeavors result in music that is uniquely original.
Hill’s ability to shift his focus to diverse musical styles and production choices on his recordings, consistently shows that he is willing to step outside of his comfort zone and embrace other possibilities during each recording cycle. He is able to make this musical shifts, in every subsequent endeavor, while still being just as musically rich and ambitious as he has always been.
Maverick is clearly not cheaply aiming for a sleeker, more modern sound on “What Happened 2 This Man” to appeal to more people. This is done to not compromise his musical integrity of course.
Hence for all its sonic simplicity, the song ignores the classic verse-chorus-verse structure, as Hill’s vocals and the elusive melody follows the bass line as it drags the song through its various mutations, exploring the lyrical theme of a homeless man.
In the past Maverick Hill has shown that he can probably explore any genre or style and succeed at it. “What Happened 2 This Man” is another rewarding evolution of these efforts. Elements from his past projects are explored, as well as something new that also suggests more surprising turns in the future.
Maverick’s ability to fuse the ideologies of his inspirations, as well as his own concepts, in a manner that sounds intriguing makes this single such an alluring performance.
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