Kes perform an acoustic version of their hit 'Savannah Grass'
Kes (the Band) are a Caribbean soca/pop group. Originating from Trinidad and Tobago and consisting of 3/4s brothers; their sound is feel good and bright, whilst they clearly have a strong connection together and musically. They have recently been showcasing acoustic versions of their songs via their YouTube channel, and this latest is for ‘Savannah Grass’.
The original was released in Jan 2019 and can be found below. This acoustic version is obviously stripped of several instrumentation, and staged on authentic guitar, bass, keys and vocals. Yet the vocal melodies are just as intoxicating, and almost even more powerful, due to them now being a much more prominent force within the mix. As Kees Dieffenthaller, pushes forth the vocal tonalities and pitch inflections, the timbres behind seems to follow pattern - played by Hans Dieffenthaller, Jon Dieffenthaller, and Riad Boochoon. There is an excellent contrast between the smooth motions of the instruments, and the velocity and harmonic outbursts of the vocals. This can be translated into imagery if we imagine the instruments to lay the Earth’s overall structure, whilst the vocals cause the protruding mountain formations to erupt from that structure. The variations of dynamic in the performance is great – this presumably is helped by the fact that the members are so close and having been playing together for some time. The track was written by Kes and Jelani "Pops" Shaw.