Sometimes I get straight up tired of Hip Hop. And Rock. And Metal. And Folk, blues, etc.
When you hear countless new tracks from countless artists (new to me anyways) every week, It starts to blend together into a dissonant noise. Everything sounds the same, and all the ways people cop each other’s style becomes apparent. The musical landscape becomes a blur, and it’s interesting how a certain song or album can suddenly snap me out of that mindset.
So I was really refreshed today when this album showed up in my inbox. It was just the right combo of laid-back lyrical acrobatics and chilled-out production I needed. Too many half-assed club bangers have been hitting my radar lately, so listening to The Hungry People was the perfect way to spend my Saturday morning.
2 things that really stood out to me about this record:
- The mix on this album breathes really well. Everything’s clean, the vocals and bass have plenty of presence, but the various elements never get in each other’s way.
- The hooks on this album are super super dope. Great melodies, simple and memorable. The hooks play with the verses really well, nothing feels like it was just shoved in there, as is the case on a lot of tracks I hear nowadays.
Bottom line, these guys have a clear cut style that is simple but refined. You can download it for free from their BandCamp page. I got it embedded below, so go nuts.
A couple of notable tracks are “Detached”, “Let Dem Go” and “Presence”. Let me know what you think in the comments!