Keldamuzik’s latest single leads with a classic and colourful soundscape, and a soulful RnB-style melody that showcases a certain equally classic, MJ-inspired vocal melody that quickly comforts.
Soon enough, the post-four-minute single Can’t Keep Up welcomes in a fresh hip hop verse, mellow in pace yet story-telling in an impressively relevant way. The classic touch again offers a comforting angle, the rap verse contrasting yet also uniting beautifully with the strength of the hook.
Elsewhere we get multiple layers of synths, a trap-style beat with a tripped up creative edge, and plenty of personality both performance-wise and in terms of the overall production.
The chord progression, the riffs and background samples, even many of the lyrics, all strike with a recognisable quality. The short lines and space between them makes for a refreshing alternative to much of the contemporary rap scene, ultimately giving the song far more of a pop or RnB feel than anything purely hip hop.
This blending of genres is subtle but effective, and the nostalgia of the completed releases is well-balanced with the creative freedom showcased every step fo the way. It’s a great single from Keldamuzik, well worth a listen this side of the summer.