LIL ZEUS & RAQGODZ - REAL NIGGA VIBES - Stereo Stickman

LIL ZEUS & RAQGODZ REAL NIGGA VIBES

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The promise of real vibes is fulfilled and easily the main takeaway from this single from Lil Zeus and Raqgodz. The chilled out aura is stunning, designed to calm you to your core whilst also keeping things real and loaded with personality.

The track takes its time to settle in, and rightfully so – that groove is blissfully dreamlike, offering a thick but mellow beat, upon which both artists introduce their style and their sound in a manner that fits perfectly with the general vibe of the music. The entire near-four-minute journey is one that has been built with care, artistically presented as this perfect moment of escapism. Though the vocals see things get personal, at no point does this veer away into unwelcoming territory. There’s an accessible vagueness to the lyrics, so even with the truthfulness and the story-telling, there’s nothing exclusive or that stops the movement or flow of the track in its natural state.

The song’s hook is a huge selling point, the beat falls away and lays bare this quietly passionate chorus of voices that softly haunts you in a powerful way. It’s an optimistic mood, and that melody has been heightened just so – above the verses with enough creative redirection to let it really stand out and leave its mark.

There’s a certain soulfulness to the light delivery, feeling a tad inspired by The Weeknd on occasion, but sticking to its own trip-hop-like roots at the very same time. The sound is easy to lose yourself within, that hook resounds around you, envelops you, and even when the rap vocal comes into play the mood still keeps you captive. Things get a little more interesting, the pace picks up, but that central essence remains and this is what you hold tight to as the track plays out. An impressive release, a pleasure to listen through and well worth adding to the playlist.

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Rebecca Cullen

Founder & Editor

Musician & writer with an MA in Songwriting.