Considering the immense strength and style of Zee’s previous offering My Team (Ft. HUMAN), the impromptu release of a completely new track from the artist this past week was more than appealing. As expected, he refuses to disappoint.
Your Boy is something completely different, yet the familiar sound of Zee’s voice comes through with an equally genuine and easy to embrace level of passion and realness. The track begins with the hook, a lengthy key moment that pours out lyrics from the offset and gets you soaked in the sentiment of the song almost instantly. As things move forwards, the verses are where the intensity and the real truth happens.
Not one to hold back, the honesty and openness of the lyrics is commendable, unfiltered – an outpouring of reflective ideas and life experiences and lessons learned. This is the all too familiar concept of an artist’s struggle to express and to be heard and understood, but outside of the concept; everything is loaded with individuality. Zee’s own perspective and his approach regarding this journey is far from familiar – it’s fresh, it’s fearless, and it speaks an unquestionable truth that is likely to reach out and connect with any number of compassionate listeners and fans of heartfelt, authentic hip-hop. Zee talks of rap battles, the hard times, the inner strength and drive required to push through. The detail is immense and this makes for a pretty incomparable string of story telling.
Musically the soundscape for Your Boy is fairly dreamlike and blissful. The instrumentation is light and uplifting, so this – combined with the explicit honesty and realness of the lyrics, makes for something that is supremely well crafted and ready to inspire and motivate even the most down hearted of audiences. A welcome and worthy return for the rapper and songwriter.