Much more than a rapper, D.Ni.L is more rightfully known as an artist – his approach to music is purely creative & expressive, not seeking to be one thing or another, not purely rapping on top of easy to gather loops as so many performers in hip hop tend to do.
The question is one that might call upon audiences to react in a certain way, (or to go ahead & Google the answer, if you aren’t entirely sure). In reality, the song is about expressing a level of empathy & sadness at the lack of such empathy from men in certain cultures.
They are always short, the lyrics, always seeming like mere snippets of deeper thoughts or poems. It works within these high energy, ever-shifting soundscapes. You’d know a Gonetcha record after spending even just a little time with these songs.
A heavy & noteworthy attack on the senses. A simple beat begins the process, later erupting into retro electronic rock with an ongoing layer of distortion & double vocals that grind & wind their way into your consciousness.
A creative producer & composer who crafts complex, detailed, deeply emotional musical soundtracks, the likes of which effectively encapsulate a series of feelings & moments in a haunting, heavy way.
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 song hits you as the sort of indie anthem that would have made waves not too long ago in the mainstream music world. Later on you get past that energy boost & vibrancy & you start to take in the concept more intently.
As you make your way through the songs on this project, the colour, the concepts, the confusion – it all navigates proudly through deep thought, & it exercises a refusal to simply comply or feed into the rat race of modern life.
This concept of getting over it is so much easier said than done, so the set up of this song works brilliantly in representing the journey through dwelling & on into freedom.
The further you get, the better it sounds. Structurally there are many occasions when you really appreciate the unpredictability – the fitting freshness.
Chemical Refugee’s authentic presentation of hard-hitting, soulful electronic rock is the sort that satisfies in a refreshing & partly nostalgic way.
The music has a definite stamp of identity, the leading vocalist has the perfect rock-meets-EDM tone & performance style to deliver with weight.