‘Classic vibes in the making’ pours through as a perfectly self-aware opening bar for this quickly energising, beautifully crafted and inspiring hip hop anthem from MALIK ALI.
Musically uplifting from the outset, with a cleanly mixed, confident vocal that’s rhythmically addictive, Henny & Marley makes fine use of organic musicianship and melody alongside a lyrical outpouring that remains focused and gripping throughout.
Devoted to the climb, weaving in the struggle and uncertainty alongside a clear edge of self-belief and inner strength that motivates, the track has the energy of a pop-hip-hop classic from a simpler time. However, the clarity of the mix, the likeable soundscape of horn riff and bass for additional character, and the hook, all breathes something fresh into the scene.
The skill is unquestionable, in everything from the production to the writing and performance. Brilliant – hopefully there’s plenty more music to come from MALIK ALI.