Whoever you are, whatever your personality or background, Neon Gold welcomes and embraces you. Konstantin Smorodnikov and Jonathan Arceneaux are a match meant to be, and the music speaks volumes on behalf of that.
Contrast is utilized well throughout this song, there are indeed instances of peacefulness and folk purity, but these are more often than not followed up by those which strike as a little darker.
There’s a sense of artistry to everything about the song – to the musicality, the changing stages, the passion in the vocal, the lyrics. There’s also a level of theatre to the delivery & the second vocal fragments that echo certain ideas.
Dukki Boi as a rapper has the sort of nostalgic and natural vocal tone to really carry an appealing vibe within modern hip hop. As an artist in general, this single feeds further into that sentiment – making for something that quite genuinely feels as if it was a slept on hit from the dawn of the genre.
The hook has a simple melody & concept that is repeated just enough times to really make it sink in. The increasing tension or passion within the verses draws your focus elsewhere, but you always come back to that moment, that connecting thread.