Draws back the historical memory of “Love Don’t Live Here Anymore” both in sentiment and in execution. The vocal phrasing seems almost in homage to the previous. Like a continuation of the conversation. ”Love don’t live here anymore.” ”But…” “I don’t care.” ”Let me jus…” “I’m not listening.”
Two sides of a relationship which has reached the “Ice Level”. Both sides thinking they have the optimum perspective of the situation, neither willing to ‘break the ice’ to get at the heart of it. Written in two movements with a coda. As with most of their songs, the changes are at once subtle and abrupt. They could be different songs and yet play perfectly into each other.
I wish I could hear this song without all of the context I’ve already got. I think it’s great. From the foreign born english accent, the bubbly percussions, and most importantly the insanely catchy chorus. It breathes an innocence that’s just beautiful. Then you can throw all of the context on top of it and it’s like - yeah, more like this.
First half of the opening measure calls back memories of, dag what rap song is that. Second half opens it up, repeated til the crescendoed hi-hats lead in the drums. At first straight forward pattern, but soon opened up with various percussions weaving in and out over the initial loop. Slowly the loop fades as a simple lead takes precedent, and another rhythmic loop matches the insistence of the hats. The sound is full, and rather than spill over it holds itself together until the timely ending.
Cryptic beat cracks through the aether as he comes in with the Medu Neru spit. Without the benefit of knowing the language, the flow instantly pulls the ears for nuances, not so subtle, characteristic of skills in his native tongue.