A track showcasing a distinctly self-aware monologue – one that delves deep into the mind of the artist & the world around him. One of the year’s most conscious or interesting rap releases this side of the Atlantic.
It’s a song you can’t help but vibe to, and it’s not overly joyful nor depressingly melancholy in being that – it walks the line somewhere in between; making it the perfect choice for any number of situations.
The instrumentation is fairly manic, but Champ’s vocal delivery in contrast has a certain calmness about it – an easy going aura pours through from his performance, reinforcing those positive vibes.
This fleeting wave of high energy & the way the song screams on your behalf makes for the ultimate moment of escapism. The desire to disappear or get lost is well represented & well catered to within the track.
At only four tracks long there isn’t a great deal of time to express themselves within or to make an impact, but somehow they’ve managed both to an impressive degree. It all feels very natural & that lets it connect & entrance its audience.
Even having heard the project in full, there’s a lot left to the imagination – there are still many questions about the meanings of these songs & the feelings involved in the creative process; as was often the case with genuine grunge & alternative rock music.
Randall Lee Richards’ return brings a huge anti-ballad of sorts, an emotional, powerful song with a strong country backbone and a concept that quickly moves from the aesthetically appreciative to the undeniably honest & concerned.
The chord progression & the organic swagger of the instrumentation create something cool & thoughtful. All of this accompanies the softness of the vocal delivery, these almost whispered moments captivate entirely.
Their sound is refreshingly original, notably simplistic from a musical perspective, but impressive in its arrangement of language. Highly likely to make waves at a live show.
There’s an air of musical freedom to his sound but also one of deeply thoughtful writing – the introverted kind of expression that connects with the deeper parts of our existence.
A single that stands out by a mile for its metaphorical strength, its entrancing melody, and its immediately uplifting musicality – among so many other elements that really help it shine.
This new release from The Striped Bananas is a re-working of their first album from back in 2012, with a few new additions. There’s perhaps a more raw, classic progressive rock feel to this one than last year’s project.