XXL LAVATEAM - Start Ova - Stereo Stickman



Haunting production and soulful vocals introduce this increasingly passionate, high-energy ode to a broken relationship.

Featuring unique vocals that proceed to spit bar after bar while barely pausing to breathe, Start Ova goes on to bring through a few different flows and vocals tones, and a soundscape that consistently evolves and changes.

The whole thing is refreshingly creative, loaded with personality, and introduces the XXL LAVATEAM sound and intention with unquestionable weight.

Throughout the song’s lifespan, the story varies as much so as the emotion in the vocals – the tone changes with the lyrics, reflecting turmoil as much so as confidence, uncertainty, desperation. There are moments of sheer energy and overcoming, alongside those that call out for a fresh start and a second chance.

The set-up doesn’t seem like it should work as well as it does, perhaps for being so artistic in progression – and the fact that every vocal is delivered with a decidedly fearless, engaging level of intensity – but it works brilliantly. The hook satisfies and screams out on behalf of error and longing. The bars fill in the gaps, and the piano-work, the instrumental shifts – it all plays a role in allowing the song to hit with genuine impact.

Rebecca Cullen

Founder & Editor

Founder, Editor, Musician & MA Songwriter

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