This track, “Good Things Neva Last,” by the producer, musician, engineer, and songwriter THEE RICH FLAIR, has a noticeably quiet yet colorful sound and style thanks to creative production and a distinctive mix.
The vocal tone and presentation within the mix similarly employ effects to many of the scene’s recent releases. However, there is something slightly odd about the intersection of melody and rap and the numerous layers of fragmented tunes in the periphery, finally leaving things subterranean and more relevant all at the same time.
The music begins with a calm, atmospheric, and inviting background and quickly develops from soft to explosive. The beat and rap vocals both enter the mix with a raw, honest, and forthright energy.
Once the rap verse begins, we get more of the tale – the calling card that first brought attention to THEE RICH FLAIR’s work – and this quality is consistent throughout his discography. It’s not all sunshine and rainbows; there’s plenty of reality and detail to be aware of, but the overall impact is pleasant.
There’s a distinctly contemporary edge to this meandering, unfettered flow, as well as the torrent of synths that comprise the song – all of which results in a rather broad spectrum of inspiration’s unique approach in and of itself.
By incorporating educated and conscientious rap into a cinematic soundtrack and storyline, listeners are ultimately engaged and immersed in a contemplative, intriguing universe. You are urged to think about, consider, and weigh the facts of the matter and your own role in all of this.
It’s not simple music or phrases, but the lyrical and philosophical content is quite invigorating right now. It’s definitely worth a few listens.