Not for the faint of heart, though perhaps they need to hear it too – a jarring insight into the seemingly inescapable weight of true depression.
Artist JGP presents the subject in a refreshingly dark, real-time fashion, with droning vocals and fearlessly desperate lyrics; the sort that pierce through the noise of the world with the heartbreaking ache of genuine struggle.
Produced by ADK, Suicide follows a vintage piano progression, reverb-drenched for distance and a haunting overtone; in unison with the exhausted rasp and longing of that vocal.
Heavy bass follows, unsettling trap rhythms and sound-play. Meanwhile our protagonist pours his truth into the process by way of slowly captivating bars that depict the anger, angst, self-loathing and tiredness of depression.
The evolution of these ideas is broken up by a recorded segment explaining the difference between depression and sadness – a transition that allows the second verse to hit with all the more impact.
These are feelings shared by many, but it’s not often those in the grip of it that offer up the intricacies so freely. From the listing raps to the longer-form reveals, Suicide brings through hard-to-stomach sentiments and an ultimately harrowing final thought.
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