Legendary Lucs’s Savage Flow comes as a melodic meeting of rap and hip hop. The verses offer a detailed account of the track’s concept and the experiences that led to the storytelling. There’s a lot of lyricism, the verses have the extended length of hip hop, yet this echoed melody used to express it adds a certain alternative edge that gives the track character.
The backing track showcases a structurally thoughtful piece of music that again fuses the thickness of a mellow hip-hop beat and the electric energy of a synth-driven wave of riffs. The opening few bars of music and indeed the final few moments re-iterate the clever use of structure within the production. The leading artist’s vocal performance on top of the mix however is the primary driving force behind the song and its sentiment, and it’s this that you’re likely to take away from the experience after listening.
“Legendary Lucs” is a talented and interesting artist. This unique energy and musicality speak volumes for his artistry and for what will hopefully evolve into several more releases or a much longer project for audiences to embrace. The backdrop is beautiful, the melody is beautiful, and the beat and the lyrics are expressive, reflective, and unusual – it all makes for a powerful listening experience.
Musically the track is awesome, beginning with the simplicity of a riff, an energetic beat, and a smooth and mesmerizing leading vocal performance. It soon unfolds to reveal something of a hip hop sound, reminiscent in a way of artists from the late nineties – the free-flowing, effortless vocal style, the calmness soaked in feeling. As leading vocals go, the sound is undeniably pure and real – the song comes from a place of experience and consideration, and this you can tell.
There’s definitely a further sense of character and individuality to the performance. Elsewhere within Legendary Lucs’s releases, this same thread of individuality continues to show itself – “Savage Flow ” is a strong example. This manic fusion of vocal parts is something you come to expect from the musician and songwriter. The lyrics follow a certain pathway that shows itself to be a lasting trait of his work.
A stand-up release with so much individuality and still a rightful nod to the initial essence and style of the song from way back when; the perfect combination. Well worth a listen – turn it up loud.