Continuing the somber direction we have found ourselves, Run (Troubled Waters) brings a very ethereal melody from the spirit world over soft snares and a heavy bass that doesn’t over power any part of this track. FURY is letting his heart show, something that I personally am a huge fan of. While he strays from a higher energy and faster delivery, he doesn’t sacrifice his craft in any sense. Describing God as a woman- which she is, fuck off and fight me about it- he tells what she tells him, which is to run from the troubled waters and find land. To me, a concept left to the listener to find meaning in.
Following with a bit more of a prominent melody, Do You (Hate Me Now) switches directions back to an energy we found in the first couple tracks of this project. The classic layered delivery, the menacing melody and snappy drums all come back as FURY still lets his vulnerable side show. A love song riddled with self doubt and tellings of substance abuse. A track that I feel is written from past experience, but you would have to ask the man himself. Personally my favorite from this project, I’m a bit biased truthfully enough because it reminds me of the music FURY was making when I first met him back in 2018, a story for another time.
Finishing with I Fell in Love With a Spectre this one is a special treat. Melody and bass creeping from behind your eardrums, a sharp snare leads into a spilling of the heart. Not one of my favorite types of tracks if we are keeping it creamy, it is a special one nonetheless. The delivery sounds like writing this hurt, cadence sounds like FURY has been beaten down by the bullshit of life- whether it’s love, loss, addiction or any other affliction of existence. If one listens close, they can hear a fun syncopated drum behind the pain, maybe a rat of hope for FURY and for all of us. In my opinion, an excellent offering and a perfect end to such an amazing project from these guys.
Alright, so after a complete listen and finally being able to write about it, this just might be my favorite project from FURY and Mikal. I said in the beginning, if you’re not hip do so now. If this is the first time you listened to them, they have so much more back logged and planned for you all. I give this project a heavy 9.4, about as perfect as it could get for my ear. Only thing I can honestly bitch about is the lack of lyrics available to read along with the songs, but you can just listen close and multiple times as I did. A solid offering from one of my favorite rappers and a legendary producer, i for one am beyond excited for what the future holds for these guys. You can find their respective catalogs everywhere, be sure to follow them both in the links below and be sure to tune in to everything Music Mondays is offering weekly.
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