Steven A. Clark was one of my favorite finds of 2012. The Miami-based artist released my favorite R&B album of last year with Fornication Under Consent of the King and is a rising star in this new R&B movement we're seeing, alongside acts like Frank Ocean and Miguel. Clark mixes hip-hop, indie rock and old school R&B to create something fresh and he's definitely an artist I'll be following as his profile continues to rise.
This week, Clark has unleashed his contribution to Shaking Through, a documentary series curated by label head Chris Swanson that brings together emerging artists with their peers to record a new song in two days. "Bounty" features members of War On Drugs, Ava Luna and Man Man, and is another slice of Clark's brilliance. A gorgeous melody, impassioned lyrics and an undeniable vocal performance, there is no auto tune here folks. This man can sing. Check out the song, as well as the 'making of' video below, showing the process behind this great song.