Mocean is the sort of track that makes certain you’re aware of its presence. The musical backdrop has a looping ambiance that hints at an uplifting essence and content intended to inspire and motivate. The leading vocal however comes through a somewhat manic pace that contrasts hugely with the underlying peace of the instrumentation. It’s an impressive and unwavering flow, offering a consistent level of energy and precision and passion that grips throughout.
The longer you listen, the sound evolves into something familiar, the hook dances around you in a way that again makes certain you’re aware of its presence, and the leading rap vocal hits as that of a confident and more than capable lyricist and performer. You want to take the story line, the words he presents, as meaningful and loaded with depth. You want to hear all of it, there’s a genuine and passionate undertone to the whole performance, the pace of it all just makes it a little less than easy to follow and interpret as the music moves along. If anything though, this makes you listen more than once – just to make sure you got it, to find out what that concept really is, what the creative drive was that lead to the crafting of this release. A certain level of intrigue and mystique is always effective in drawing an audience’s attention.
The musical energy of the piece sets an appealing kind of mood, and the tone and performance style of that leading vocal makes you feel as if something important is happening. It’s likely to bring listeners through to seek out more releases, more ideas, from the artist behind it. That inspiring and uplifting element is addictive and pretty essential in life, particularly during trying times. The rhythm and flow of the vocal work well as an additional instrument, even before you catch the story line, and that alone makes the whole thing pretty satisfying.
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