Since it debuted in May on independent label, Majestic Casual, the First Steps EP has crept its way onto major tastemaker playlists on Spotify, garnering millions of streams across the platform as well as Soundcloud, where it was first discovered. Two Feet has caught the attention of the blogoshere, with with praise from the likes of Indie Shuffle and others tastemakers.
For the most part, Two Feet's hazy and mellow sound is a nod to contemporary artists like Chet Faker, with a low-key beat that is as subtle as it is unshakeable, but at the core of the EP lies Harlem influences. Tracks like "Quick Musical Doodles and Sex" bleed with an unabashed blues heart, with flitters of guitar provocatively stacked against an unrelenting electronic backbone. It's perhaps in this instant where Two Feet's jazz influences come into play and realising that less can be more, as he nonchalantly and infrequently sings, "do you remember my love?," while the guitar riffs over a soft beat.
"I had been producing a lot of electronic music, so that was at the front of my mind, but I was listening to loads and loads of blues music, and I always had been - I learnt how to play blues guitar," Bill explains. "So when I sat down to make my own music, all the influences were just sort of there.... and combined," he notes. With additional hints of indie and R&B, Bill is still getting used to seeing people respond to his music.
"The other day someone sent me a snap of Miguel, and he was listening to one of my tracks n the background. That was wild."
Two Feet's debut, "First Steps," are just that, but since uploading that first track, he's certainly leapt off his friends couch and hit the ground running.