This collaboration between Mike G, the American rapper and DJ best known as a member of hip hop collective Odd Future, and Coodie Breeze, otherwise known as Pyramid Quince, has all the energy of a sleeping group of stoners – but somehow still manages to creep under your skin. Slow-paced, mesmeric, and repetitive, with a hook asking ‘Can a God get a witness?’ over a spaced-out, spooky, ultra-minimal backing track, it won’t set the club on fire but it might just soundtrack your next drive home in the dark.
R&B singer Tinashe has released the first single of the album Party Favors Player. Chris Brown jumps in delivering his rough rapped verse which loses nothing in its energy. With its tinkling synthpop soul intro, Tinashé’s sultry vocals slide over the airwaves breathily filling in the spaces between the beats. This track is more pop and dance infused than her previous offerings which is no bad thing as it has more of an attitude. Lightly produced its pulsing baseline is similar to the album Aquarius and definitely a dancefloor uptempo hit. The track weaves the voices of Tinashe and Brown to tease and taunt each other through the lyrics. Leaving us in no doubt as to the subject matter of the lyrics, player tells the story that so many relationships go through. With the rapid response rap from Brown, this is definitely a high energy track with lots of emotion.