Stylishly blending acoustic guitar and easy electronic rhythms, with plenty of space and a classic, mellow story-telling edge of hip hop, Frisky The Rapper introduces his unique sound in a simple yet bold and memorable way.
Featuring the melodic vocal talents of Cassie O’Meara, Ain’t A Fool feels like a pop classic in many ways – a genre-blending, near-acoustic offering that makes no time for filler or unnecessary quirks.
The song’s minimalism allows it to shine brightly, the organic elements creating a real-life vibe that’s easy to connect to – and to visualise in a live setting. The structure is also decidedly effective in the way it allows each section to stand tall for just the right amount of time. This includes an again simple yet satisfying guitar solo during the latter half.
Showcasing a hypnotic fusion of both Frisky and Cassie’s voices for the hook, the song makes sure to inject an infectious moment of unity and melody, intermittently with that of simple rap and story-telling.
The track speaks on overcoming adversity, seeing through the haze and recognising the truth, having confidence. It’s all done in a non-intrusive, fairly colourful and hopeful way, and this means that all at once you get the memorable pop hit, and the alternative anthem for self-empowerment.
The guitar-infusion is refreshing, and the songwriting is impressive – as is the tone and clear personality of Frisky’s voice. A strong introduction to an artist paving his own way.