“We’re a band of four people with four very different tastes in music, so this can present a challenge at times, but we all try to stay open minded to new ideas. “
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Don’t Jump and Jay The Protégé collaborate to reignite a simple love for music and the good times on this quickly catchy new hip hop anthem.
Featuring crisp, clean, soulful vocals, feeling straight out of a nineties emo-rock outfit, and a soundscape that leans back and forth between acoustic delicacy, theatrical scene setting – complete with a spoken monologue – and dreamlike electronic ambiance, the song is unlike anything else you’re likely to stumble upon of late.
Mashing up spoken word, hardcore, rock, pop and more besides, we are taken by the hand and yanked through a blizzard of exciting changes. The highly intelligent and witty mix makes features out of the shouted word ‘fuck’ one minute and a single delicate tap of the bell of a ride cymbal the next.
Instead of falling victim to genre or industry expectations, Brown has let his own inner desire to let go, to free himself of yesterday’s turmoil, guide the way with the release. You can hear a genuine breath of progression and peace as you turn the track up loud, and that feeling passes over perfectly well.
The visual performances from both also help further build a mellow and seductive, artistic experience that again represents the underlying song in a fitting way.
A well-written song is bettered only by a fitting arrangement, a magnetic performance, and a fine production job – in this case you get all of this and more. A timeless single, well worth a spin.
Following the release of his single Paranoid, we caught an interview with artist and songwriter Ghost Polo to find out more about the music, his creative journey so far, and his hopes for the future. Here’s the conversation in full. * * * Hey – thanks for the interview! Congrats on the release of Paranoid – what … Continued
Ghost Polo drives with a genuinely thoughtful aura and a surprisingly heavy and artistic musicality on this latest release. While there are familiar elements to the track – the emo rap vibe, the melancholy mood – for the most part, it paves its own way; adhering to whatever the artist appears to be feeling in each instance.
All my instruments have names. I’m giving my son trumpet lessons & he asked why my trumpet & flugelhorn have names. I had to laugh, but I told him that Herm & Jessie put on a show.
Incredibly easy to have play on repeat for the best part of an hour. The ideas have depth, the performance is professional & skillful, the music just makes you feel great.
An easy must for fans of cleverly crafted, interesting, endlessly enjoyable songwriting. Ann Taylor’s voice has a soothing quality to it that works beautifully as the driving force behind the writing.