Smooth composition and a genuine, thoughtful lyrical approach lead the way with silent meditation for New Zealand Rawiri James’ new single Bottle Down.
Addict. Advocate. Author. Artist. That him, Rawiri James!
For the previous few years, he has worked as a music artist, actor, and writer. He had previously been a heavy drinker and addict. Prior to that, he grew up in New Zealand and London to the soundtracks of the 1990s and 2000s, as well as R&B. The sum of all of this is his debut solo album, Lost Boy.
Rawiri James was impressed with how things turned out for an independent artist on his first try. As the first single, he released the somber midtempo Bottle Down, which was followed by his own personal theme song, Trip The Alarm, which eventually hit a slew of R&B iTunes charts, including #1 in South Africa.
Bottle Down whizzes by in three and eight minutes short, leaving you wondering if you blinked missed it. Bottle Down is incredibly captivating. The mix itself is massive, consisting of vast slabs of sound that have been compressed to the point where everything feels louder than everything else.
Despite the fact that Bottle Down does not contain a big beat, it is a powerful song with an excellent soundscape – there is an element of novelty to the harmonic nature of the melody, and the crisp quality of the composition means that the whole thing generates immersive mayhem when played loud.
There is a beautiful sense of swirling overflow to the whole thing, which lends the whole thing an almost psychedelic flavor to the listening experience.
Worthy production is combined with subtle innovation and a clear awareness of today’s hip hop/RnB world, as well as the ambient selections that isolated music lovers and deep thinkers prefer to connect with on a subconscious level.