This feels like a long lost hit from a simpler time. The beat & the vibrancy, the build up to the hook, the hook itself – all of this works in the way that mainstream music does. The added benefit is that this feels totally alternative right now.
Exactly the song you’d expect it to be, as well as nothing like you might have anticipated. Young Mane lets his lyricism & anger run wild, giving off something of a freestyle feel at first, later evolving into this rhythmic, hypnotic spiral of lines & moments.
The chorus explodes into life, the instrumentation multiples, the leading voice rises distinctly in passion & volume. The song is well written, beautifully performed, and produced to a crisp, professional, satisfying level.
Distortion is met with a musically satisfying set-up, so the more you listen, the more these various moments of impressive, skillful musicianship start to take hold. A huge song, intense, hard hitting, incredibly well written.
As an artist, MARKK offers up a notably characterful voice & performance style. This sort of RnB-influenced melody is not often presented by what appears as a fairly indie-rock-like leading voice, there’s a lot of grit & passion to the sound.
The finish is crisp & satisfying, the set-up is unique & interesting, the warmth of the music is familiar yet fresh, the songwriting deals with love, dedication, loyalty & personal truth.
This single is beautiful, it feels like the outro to some inspiring, important film. From the opening instrumentation, to the leading voice, right on through to every single lyric, you get an overwhelming sense of positivity & hopefulness.
The Silver Bayonets get the conversation going in their own, hard hitting way. Cleverly, or ironically, there’s nothing fake about their writing. They don’t strive to lift you out of your lull with joyful chords & statements of ‘It’ll be alright’, they tell it like it is.