Sometimes a simple acoustic ambiance & a string of lyrics that matter or mean something are all that’s needed to make a song connect. If You’re Wrong, by artist & songwriter Richard James Grist, is an ideal example.
In addition to everything that simply works about this track, it’s important to point out how musically raw and real the release is. Bizkit’s incomparable skills as a musician, most distinctly on the saxophone, make for a phenomenal few moments.
Suggesting or hinting at the concept of freedom within art or music is very different to entirely encapsulating it. ‘Free’ is the absolute perfect example of a song embracing entirely the concept at its core & successfully passing that feeling on to its audience.
The music is so easy going, it creates the perfect rhythm & ambiance to calm an audience, and Milhe’s vocal performance excels throughout.
There’s a lot of space on this record, the vibe is light & atmospheric – laying bare certain ideas & really keeping your focus on the thoughts within, as well as allowing you that room & that time to consider & understand it all.
Fernweher as a songwriter takes on the essence of both poetry & musical creativity to paint these thoughtful soundscapes that surround you in a fairly dreamlike, hypnotic aura. The artist makes certain you know the concept, that this key idea is familiar & recognisable.
The project has a distinct thread throughout that keeps things familiar, though every song brings something unpredictable & quite special to the stage. It’s an interesting collection that really presents a distinct stamp of identity.
The music alone, throughout Kuru, is complex & ever-evolving. The detail is superb, the creativity is unstoppable. When you pair the music & the video, the result is superb.
The time it’s taken to complete this album makes so much sense once you find yourself lost in the midst of it. Seventeen tracks make for a classic hip hop project that will last you as long as you need it to.
Flawlessly combining the retro vibes of the 80s with the absolute ear-wormery of modern pop, Perfect Chair is a track you only need to hear once for it to leave its mark. A huge song, immediately satisfying & enjoyable from start to finish.
The wait for an appropriately entrancing video for this particular single makes so much sense once you’ve witnessed the final presentation. The scenery & shots within are offered up in a distinctly natural manner, which makes it connect all the more intensely.
A huge thank you to 2018 & B.D.U.B for the absolute classic that is The Lone Wolf Theory EP. Relighting the energy & freshness of original hip-hop – the realness, the story telling, the character, the space, the colour, the creativity – this project has it all.