Collaborative power leads with confidence and style throughout a supremely crafted Villain – ANTLIVEPROJECT, Tgunnzz and BKLYN showcase the best of the best in everything from writing to delivery to production.
Kicking into gear with a brilliantly cinematic, anthem-like soundscape and musical presence, Villain appeals for its unique structure and set-up alone. Vocal fragments inject a touch of Jay-style power and soul, then there’s the clarity and weight of the bars, the verses – throughout which we get a likable dynamic as the switch between rappers continues to captivate.
Vocally clean, up front and clever in writing, Villain intrigues throughout its verses, satisfies musically, and proceeds to resolve with the simple yet loud, memorable repeat of that hook-line.
There’s a mainstream vibe to the entire set-up, professional and intriguing, dark yet energising, and at the same time we get a certain raw, alternative sense of individuality from the subject matter and tone that helps elevate things all the more so.
A big tune, in short – timeless and easily recognisable once it’s crossed your path.