Everybody listens to music differently, but if you want to be black and white with it, they often fall into two categories: people who listen for the lyrics and people that listen for the musicality. From an artists perspective, the element of genius comes in with appealing to both parties.
An artist walking that line with aplomb is Bay Area native Hewan. Latest offering Strip For Me starts it's story of forthright emotions in a stripped back, soulful atmosphere that blissfully carries you along with the pairing of Hewan's distinctive tones and laidback acoustic guitar. It takes a gripping turn as the electronics build the tension towards a crescendo of trap influenced nu-R&B, setting an infectious groove with it's complex and forward thinking beat that mixes in perfectly with Hewan's anthemic vocals.