A fine ear for melody meets with a refreshingly up-front, intimate and clean vocal delivery on Crazy Bout You.
Blending folk-pop tones with tuneful, meandering RnB progressions, resulting in an ultimately creative aura that stylishly walks the line between beach-side dance vibes and something a little closer to hip hop, the single moves to the beat of its own drum; and it reaps the benefits of that throughout.
iinickhadleyii drives with a sense of intention, and plenty of space. The soundscape on this leans partly towards those summer-time EDM vibes, but partly resides somewhere a little harder hitting. The beat is heavy on occasion, feeling set to introduce a rap verse, yet still Hadly proceeds to keep things flowing like wine; soulful, emotional, delicate.
By the time the track comes to an end, that beat has energized the room, and that hook has softly but surely woven its way into your consciousness.
While there’s a mildly nostalgic, nineties pop vibe to the production and the whole presentation, there’s also a certain clarity and intimacy to it all, which ties in well with the songwriting and subject matter. This is love on display, and everything about the delivery and the structure works hard to reflect that. Hopefully there’s plenty more music to come.
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