“Nobody Escapes” by “Fourplus999” is a track that doesn’t simply fall into any particular category of genre. The music is beautiful in a unique and unusual manner, and from the first few moments – the sound sets a mood and conjures up certain emotions that are powerful and memorable.
The concept indicated by the title and indeed much of the lyricism, the repetition, the haunting backdrop, the passion in the vocal and the instrumentation, is consistently represented as a sort of dedication or desperation – a deep desire to capture that one shot in life and do things the way they need to be done. The music builds in a simple way, the instrumentation has a mellow yet heavy output, and it all falls away for the verse sections which is effective in allowing you to focus on the words and ideas presented here. This is where you learn about the drive behind the song, the emotion, and the backstory that led to the writing and recording of such a track.
The key melody or hook of the song has the blissful intensity of a Psychedelic-hip hop-metal track. The lyrics are kept to a minimum, and the hook is the main thing you take away from the whole thing – the simplicity is hugely effective. The backing track takes an industrial-sounding beat and stirs in some summer-time synth sounds, and as things progress in.
The way the music builds and intensifies is clever, it allows you to witness the evolution through the feelings and the instrumentation, but it does so in a way that somehow maintains that initial feeling of bliss, of calm. It’s enjoyable throughout, and there is consistent change; there’s no point at which things get tiresome, but there’s also no point at which things veer off in too strange of a direction. The thickness of the beat and the beauty of that leading riff are the thread throughout. The track allows you to become one with it, whilst still confidently leading you through the moments. It’s a strength worth shouting about, and the upcoming album is most definitely one to watch out for.