BoNeY-JaY aims high and hits the mark perfectly with this single. FiGuRe iT ouT is a track that feels classically smooth and soulful whilst also being quite clearly very relevant and cut from the sounds and styles of today.
To begin with, the ambiance has a dreamlike delicacy that backs up the increasing intensity of the vocal delivery in a calm and clever way. The beat has a mellow thickness, creating the ideal kind of groove to chill out to and to draw your focus to that stylish and strong leading voice. The beat also has a certain consistency about it, though this is really the only thing that remains the same. BoNeY-JaY’s lyricism and meandering vocal melody vary and evolve immensely as the song progresses. Every line is captivating, and beautifully performed. Furthermore, that relevance is clear – the references deal with modern life in a manner that’s impossible to ignore or to not relate to in some way.
This is the kind of single that connects more with each new play. BoNeY-JaY
has a definite style of his own right now, the story-line and his easy going delivery captivate in a rhythmic, enjoyable way. Everything leads quite hypnotically towards what is a surprisingly memorable, recognisable hook, adding a final building block to make this a worthy release among today’s music.
The beat on this release weaves its simple riffs and general vibe around you in a memorable way. BoNeY-JaY’ vocal work coincides brilliantly with this, the hook at the start and indeed the first verse seek to captivate in a powerful way. You never know what to expect, but the flow is insane initially, and it continues to evolve and stay creatively free at every step afterwards. The ideas seem partly inspired and intelligent, but partly also care free and even humorous. In either case, you walk away humming the tune – the haunting, hypnotic nature of the beat lingers with you for quite some time as well.
There’s a certain, enjoyable string of entertainment to this whole single. There’s drama within the structure and the delivery – it’s a performance, through and through. The originality is pretty refreshing and you’re undoubtedly going to recognise the track again after hearing it even just once. Worth a look.