Bringing through the classic heavy energy of street hip hop loaded with confidence, Kayze’s “Picture Perfect” sees the artist call out those who sit around nay-saying others and not making any real effort to progress. The entire outlook and feel of the track hits with impact, the hook is as heavy as the soundscape and beat, the chorus of voices add further weight and a sense of unstoppable togetherness, as well as reinforcing the rhythm and melody of that moment to make sure audiences remember and recognise it.
As a Hip hop song, the concept is simple and relatable, the title and that key line or hook are effective and memorable in a non-invasive way. What lets it work is the lead-up from the verses, the shortness of those rap lines, and the space in between them give every vocal outburst a definite level of appeal. These flickers of rhythmic, melodic vocal lines, the warmth of the music, the simplicity, the addictive nature of the hook. This is perhaps less of an aggressive ear-worm though, more of a song that gradually increases your enjoyment of it as things move along.
The instrumentation and the strongness of the leading voice make it an easy track to revisit throughout your week, particularly those times when you feel as if you need a little boost or a little reminder of the good times. “Kayze” has written, crafted and recorded this to a flawless standard, so you can let it play out in just about any setting. I’d be interested to hear it at a live show just for that upfront love of music that the artist so clearly holds on to.
The more you hear the big beat and dark vibrancy of this track, the more recognizable it inevitably becomes. Those opening bars of music hold a certain level of anticipation for the drop that will follow, and this, combined with the sheer passion and volume presented by the leading voice, makes for something that holds nothing back, that hides nothing in terms of drive and intention, and that acts as a fitting leader for those who have a similar level of ambition. Listeners turn to music and hip hop, in particular, to seek out those with the outspoken confidence to be that leader, to inspire and empower, to encourage growth, and along with the attention to detail production-wise, this track undeniably reaches out for that role.