Beats bounce across the landscape on You Are Love with a presence that feels infectious for HAMX taking his background as a musician to a whole other level. Hope typically informs dance music, and here HAMX proves that amply. Lyricism has a soulful presence to it. Everything about it goes for a distinct affectionate stance. The title itself appears to embody the spirit that radiates from every nook and cranny of the sound. With his massive, arena-filling sound, the production has a flawless shine. He tells a whole story here, one of self-discovery and belief in oneself that is doubly refreshing.
A rush of endless possibilities takes hold on “Who Are You,” with the various elements of what will appear later emerging quickly. Like some sonic foreshadowing, it has grandeur despite its short length. The gospel flair of “Remember Who You Are” and sudden bursts of energy give it a spiritual quality. Rhythms become a force of nature on the burning desire of “Tap If You Like It.” “Floating” features an entire ecosystem for the layers to interact lively. Swirling about in a dazzling display, “Restless” has a restless energy. Pure dancefloor fuel “Black Magic” reveals the importance of that long-lost art of the buildup.
HAMX creates a genuinely immersive global experience on the life-affirming You Are Love.