There’s something completely surprising about this single that perhaps comes as a stark contrast with what the artwork for the release seems to imply. The artwork is striking, for sure, but it gives off something of a heavy or quirky aura – which turns out to be far from the reality of the music. What you actually discover within, is a track showcasing a distinctly self-aware monologue – one that delves deep into the mind of the artist and indeed into the world around him. He speaks openly on behalf of those who’ve struggled with similar thoughts and perspectives, offering a sense of honesty and unedited inner struggle.
Prince Swisher is a recording artist based in Charlotte, North Carolina with 6 years of experience. His dedication to his craft can be seen through the amount of songs he has put out. Swisher even said once that he had around 500 songs he’s made as well.
From the offset the song has a certain smoothness, a spacious backdrop accompanies the delicate vocal deliveries and a fairly familiar, accessible melody, making for a track that feels comforting but that still has a definite freshness to it. As things continue, the unique beat and soundscape begins to evolve, bringing through more and more elements that give the piece a notable sense of individuality.
At the same time, there are flickers of the organic world involved – the song brings together so many elements from different genres and cultures, feeling a little like rap performed on a world stage with a multitude of perspectives brought to light. The intensity grows, the melody and the rhythm become more and more addictive, and the whole thing sets its own brightness and longevity up in a strong way.
The second time you hear this, those opening few moments of music hit with a satisfying impact – the switch from the delicacy of that intro to the far from traditional chaos of those soundscape and everything else that follows, it gives the whole thing a definite sense of freedom. Furthermore, you’ll know those verses and that classically relaxed English leading voice from a mile away. The soundscape that comes in towards the end of the verses adds a further flicker of personality and helps make the piece stand out even more-so. A live performance of this track would likely make for a big moment.