Malitia’s return this month brings possibly his most organically enjoyable song yet. “Rejoice”, is an awesome track, set up to offer the embrace of raw musical warmth. Everything from the instrumental layers to the two alternating voices helps craft an arena of audio that is blissfully easy to escape to. At the same time as this though, the music presents a sense of togetherness – a feeling that a live show is where things would be just perfect. The recording in itself has something of an authentic amazing sound, the vibrancy of which increases as things move along and as every element comes together, particularly towards the end of the song.
Malitia is an artist with a voice and lyrical approach inspired by many musicians. “Rejoice” exemplifies this influence and takes the opportunity to showcase Malitia’s own sense of character and performance style at the same time. As stated before, the lyrics hold nothing back, everything is laid out in front of you, right down to the personal details.
The vibe of this track makes perfect sense as a follow-up to what came before. Malitia consistently brings together elements known to be working well in Dancehall and Reggae right now. At the same time though, the more of his work you hear, the more that sense of character comes through, and there’s plenty of space to get even closer to the mind and insight of the writer still. The beat here works really well in laying the foundation for the lyrical outpouring that is gradually presented.
The overall vibe of the track is that of a Dancehall music vibe with a touch of reggae to keep it fresh and creative. The melody is simple and wonderfully effective, you remember it from the first listen alone, you recognise it the second time around, and it’s extremely easy to find yourself singing along to each consecutive section. The alternating vocals and indeed the echoed vocals really help bring out the brightness, the multi-layered musicality, and that previously mentioned sense of togetherness. It’s a total joy to listen to, not just because of the wonderful songwriting, but because of the flawless and clearly lost-in-the-moment performances as well – these make the single feel unquestionably genuine from start to finish.