The Chef is the creator and owner of Kulinary Records with a vision to help artists excel to new heights. The chef is also an artist himself creating a diverse range of hip hop stemming from hardship struggles to upbeat positive vibes. “Control” is his recently released new single for all the audience out there.
As with all of his music, this single is unpredictable and effectively unlike anything else around right now, but even with this – The Chef2k’s vocal delivery and the doubled tone is unique to his approach and let you familiarize yourself with the artist even among this entirely new plot and scene. Some of the lyrics get a little lost in the chaos and the effects the first time around, but for the most part, this all adds to the resulting, unsettling aura.
“Control” plays out for almost three minutes – an unusual song length for something of a hip hop aura. Instead of growing tiresome during this time though, the opposite effect takes place – this chord progression, the gradual increasing warmth of the instrumentation, the higher notes resolving with the lower ones, the mellow groove – all of this draws you in more and more as it emerges. You grow accustomed to the various sections of the song – the simple verses, the lighter, higher, more passionate hook (though subtle in being so) – and there’s an increasingly satisfying development and movement to it all that’s a pleasure to escape among.
Instrumentally this track has so many strengths, the approach meets the demands of today’s world, and the details fit the mold, yet in among this is a notably creative set-up – begin with delicacy and space, evolving to present a warm and memorable soundscape, followed soon afterward by a brilliantly rhythmic and easily recognizable instrumental hook. The song’s melody progresses in a similarly characterful way. “The Chef2k” offers a strong balance between relevancy and originality. “Control “ is an easy hit, fusing genres and offering the comfort of something that flows but that also sticks to its own sense of creativity.
There’s a certain hypnotic quality to the song, its delicacy is easy to have to surround you, and that ongoing guitar picking is quick to capture your affection. You can hear the live sound, so it feels very real and very human, but there’s also a valuable production quality to the release that lets the music be that simple, reliable ambiance we turn to whenever life gets a little noisy. And in this case, with each new listen, the familiarity allows your attention to be drawn to the lyrics, the intricacies, and the subtle but certain details that give this song and this artist a sense of identity.