Leaning back towards the classic jazz-kissed anthems of hip hop’s origins, Atwood Bookie keeps things nostalgic and laid-back throughout a soul-pop-kissed Playa 2.
Refreshingly recognisable in both set-up and delivery, Playa 2 keeps things simple yet bright, far from the contemporary sound but crisp and relevant in subject and clarity regardless.
Production-wise the track appeals for its yesteryear vibe and the general good energy it presents. Weave in a confident vocal, with various flows that make for a meandering, versatile performance, and Playa 2 lays bare a laid-back yet rhythmically impressive release, with a clear sense of intention in terms of the theme at work.
Easy to like, marching to the beat of its own drum with influences stretching far beyond the current scene, Playa 2 introduces the Atwood Bookie sound in a memorable way.