Ambient, quirky sound design with a jazz-kissed aura that’s as vintage as the artwork – DVTE’s Missin is a brief yet striking alternative pop single, with an RnB-meets-hip hop vocal that relentlessly pours its emotional lyricism into the mix.
Spanning a mere minute and a half, not even, Missin progresses from melody to contemporary rap in a familiar, fitting manner considering the sound of the scene in recent years. Underneath this though, the vintage, choir-led rhythm and colour of the soundscape is incredibly refreshing. It actually prompts you to listen a little more intently, which allows the qualities of the writing to stand tall in a whole new way.
There’s also subtlety to this release that has a similar effect. It’s a quiet song, even at volume – it feels like a late-night, intimate hit of escapism. The outpouring of lyricism contrasts with the simple loop of the backing track vocals, and the switch to the rap is equally unexpected, so the whole thing manages to feel artistically fresh yet relevant in terms of the performance and apparent subject matter.
It’s a great sound, easy to relax into, interesting. Hopefully there’s more music to come.
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