From dashes of horn to haunting choruses of voice, the whole thing toys with the very fabric of music production & modern society in one compelling swoop.
Long Island--New York--USA
Kicking in with a sort of Incubus-esque fusion of funk and emotive, poetic lyricism, Flow is a stylish and refreshingly organic pop-rock song that marches to the beat of its own drum.
Another drop of fire from New York’s Blvff kicks into gear this week. Offering smooth vibes, lyrical optimism and engaging vocal rhythms, let me let go lifts the mood in an instant, and proceeds to dig deeper and deeper emotionally right the way through.
The brand new EP blossoms into life with a beautifully appropriate, audio & conceptual boost, which looks regrettably on the present but hopefully towards the future.
There’s a story in play, an intention that’s never strayed from, and this conviction allows the track to fully immerse & captivate in the way that only heartfelt, intelligent hip hop truly can.
“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. “
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.