The silken voice of Australia’s RY X is back in the form of an unmixed demo, called “Sweat”, he’s shared with his fans via soundcloud. I never grow tired of his whispery high falsetto and his expertise at creating tension through restraint. The song simply consists of his voice, a quickly-picked acoustic guitar and the beautiful low undulating hum of a keyboard. It’s a song about a deep love: “You’re making me sweat / My heart down deep into your soul / I can’t take it.” There’s a kind of Sting-like quality to his voice in this track, something I never noticed before on his other songs. Maybe with a year or so his voice has added that cool, achy kind of timbre. Note: Lyrics are unofficial. — David D. Robbins Jr.