Brilliantly arranged visuals create a strangely captivating, seemingly arbitrary yet ultimately relevant backdrop to this powerful new single from rapper and artist Truse.
Leading with an immediately thoughtful, ambient and inviting soundscape, the track soon progresses from gentle to explosive, as both the beat and rap vocal hit the mix with a certain raw, real and upfront intensity.
The blending of these delicate layers with those that hit with greater impact is a huge tie to the underlying concept of the song. Truse further captivates with his words – these deeply poetic, literary phrases and this scene-setting is compelling, somehow lulling you to focus more intently on the visual scenes – the powerful juxtaposition between mainstream life and the atrocities that take place elsewhere.
The Final Mystical Saga tackles all of this, pouring intelligent and conscious rap into a cinematic soundscape and visual story-line, to ultimately engage and immerse listeners in a contemplative, provocative realm. You’re prompted to think, to consider, and to weigh up the truth of the matter and your own role within all of this.
It’s far from simple music, far from simple phrasing, but this lyrical and conceptual quality is incredibly refreshing right now. Well worth a few listens.
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