At the same time as feeling like a classic hit, this also feels like a moment captured in time – a raw and unedited expression of intimate feelings and poetic observations.
That voice is one that never grows tiresome – the sort of raspy yet deep & hypnotic vocal you only stumble upon once or twice in a decade. As the lyrics evolve, the performance intensifies & subsequently falls away, and this progression from the lows to the highs & back is what gives the song this snake-like quality as it slowly surrounds you.
I Need You by the Stone MG’s was outright one of the best songs from this past year. Incidentally, Apocalypse Now is widely considered one of the best epic films of all time. The band have just brought the two offerings together in a brilliantly captivating manner for this video release. Fantastic, a brilliant tribute to a timeless classic.
It’s been a while since a song like this emerged with nothing but its own raging intensity & fire to capture an audience’s attention & affection. It seems that 2019 could well be a positive turning point for modern music.