Considering the influx of simple, repetitive rap of late, a release like this stands out for its stylish back and forth between characters and for the notable level of space within the music.
The intro paves the way with power, the verses fall back a little, then the hook smashes onto the stage with absolute vibrancy & weight. And when you consider the delivery, you genuinely notice & appreciate how effective the singer is at meeting the requirements of each of these moments.
Almost reaching the five minute mark, this single is one of the most well-crafted & considerate reggae releases of recent years. Yardie is something of a grower, for sure – those classic vibes generally either win you over from the offset or they don’t, but in this case the song grows more entrancing & enjoyable the further along you get.
Not quite the excessively early seasonal hit you might expect from the title – though it does introduce a few classic Christmas sounds to keep the theme alive. In reality, the track offers a stylish fusion of hip hop & RnB, sounding modern & invitingly fresh.
Rose has the addictive qualities of an alternative hit, complex in terms of the details & the thought that’s gone into it, but simple in terms of the melody & the overall vibe & sound you take away. Undoubtedly a top track from the whole of 2018 so far. Incredibly clever, catchy, stylish, and refreshingly unique right now.
Rudy Slug’s sound is the sort that makes you happy to listen to every bar as it pours through. The leading voice is somehow both smooth & gritty, effortlessly rhythmic in adding a captivating quality to an already calming ambiance.
Freedom Cry is an important song & one that turns back to the roots of the genre to let hearts & minds speak honestly & artistically. It’s something of a secret masterpiece in what it sets out to portray & achieve.
Relationships are rarely all smiles & selfies, as is often portrayed. Morris’ sense of realism is refreshing & that empowering element runs deep. The song builds slowly but surely, and it’s totally satisfying in the process.
I have serious doubts about the future of rock & roll. I don’t really hear anyone doing it. It’s a lot of DJs & rappish kind of stuff, singing to a backing track or jam bands & tribute/cover bands, which I don’t get at all. It’s like why would you go see people playing other people’s music?
Sometimes you forget how effective a well captured video can be in reigniting the fire of a mighty single. Seeing him perform this, the passion in his movements, his highlighting of certain lines & words – it really makes the song resonate even more so than before.
This single produced by JENIUS showcases the smooth musicality & clever conceptual approach of Finessen under a thoughtful & somewhat alternative light.
This meeting of the organic & electronic is notable throughout. The possibilities are unlimited when you get the songwriting down in such a way as this.