The very structure of the track swiftly sees things evolve from pure RnB through hip hop to the near EDM-esque bounce and immersive embrace of an instrumental hook.
A band with precisely the tools and passion required to satisfy that need for energy and volume during these extensively still, unsettling times.
An Americana classic with a certain contemporary softness that quickly brings it right through to the modern day. Smiling not only sounds stylistically satisfying, organic and shoulder-swaying, soulful and melodically addictive, but it means something brilliantly real, too.
The Stifftones have chosen a quiet and genuine setting for this because the song itself is one that deals with personal, reflective ideas – a sense of being far away, isolated or alone.
vladhq ☆ offers everything from strong production to memorable melodies, heart-felt lyrics to captivating visuals, and for all of these reasons and more – the song is a fitting introduction to a driven, dedicated creative.
Not since the days of Incubus & System Of a Down has a band taken to such unpredictable, deeper than deep, observational & reflective songwriting, particularly not alongside of such entrancing & skillful musicianship.
Being told I would never amount to greatness, I’m worthless & have no purpose. This ignited a fire deep within me. So I write to uplift, motivate, inspire.
‘Inner Light’ showcases a true sense of individuality, a passion for hiphop, lyricism, performance, and an unwavering dedication to faith.
The brightness & bounce of the music is clear from the offset. Jackson Howard’s voice is laid bare, so you get a genuine, honest feel from the whole thing.
The exciting thing about the track is that it’s soaked in a fresh sense of frustration. It’s a reaction to now. It’s something completely different.
The titles hold a level of strength. The concept’s are briefly defined, the rest of the journey is determined by the music & the mind of the listener.
It’s good music out there but the market is flooded. Only the strong survive. All I got to do is grind, stay true to me, and it’s wide open.