Mellow yet confident indie hip hop from CNB showcases a quiet sense of presence and subtle wordplay in the lead-up towards a softly anthem-ready hook. The Sleuth proves a clever and quirky breakthrough single, which is rightfully drawing in plays on Spotify.
Smooth production of a simple, haunting back and forth chord progression and raw, live-sounding drums, the track follows the rhythmic drone of the voice in a way that tips its hat towards the likes of hip hop’s alternative legends.
You’re captivated by the identity of the sound, the final verse in particular sees the intensity rise thanks to the phrasing and arrangement of the topic.
Weave in the accompanying visuals and we get a stronger image and representation of the artist, CNB driving with a noteworthy style in every respect, yet keeping things calm, collected and interesting along the way.
Nicely done, hopefully there’s plenty more music to follow.