“How You Be” by “OWE GOD” brings the smooth and mellow vibes of hip-hop and tops them off with a characterful vocal tone and a flow that represents the track’s sentiments and style really well. The depth of the leading voice, the lyricism, and the performance styles all create a striking contrast with the softness and ambiance of the musical backdrop.
Conceptually the track takes a pretty simple yet memorable topic and utilizes it through and through within the walls of the recording. The production is flawless, another element that is both creative and professional to the point that it simply works – it grabs you, and it keeps you involved. There’s a smoothness that gives off those laid-back good vibes that were once the heart of the genre. As the flow develops, the movement of the lyricism brings a structural evolution that adds a contrasting touch of chaos to the atmosphere, adding further to the fact that the song keeps you interested at every moment. Your mind can wander if it wants to, as is the mood of the music, but when you pay attention there’s plenty to soak up.
The sound is substantially nostalgic, a very classic style of writing. “How You Be” is a powerful and interesting track that fuses the grandness of the soundscape sound with the delicacy of the vocals and the vibrancy of the beat in an all-encompassing manner. You can feel what the song means to the singer, and you can tell the same from the recording as well, if not even more, and all in all the experience is deeply genuine and captivating to witness.
As always, OWE GOD brings his effortless musicality and enhances the soundscape in a beautifully natural manner. His innate awareness of the particular emotions or vibes featured on the track means that everything is tightly connected, every moment is focused upon and embraced. The music is always about the sound as a whole, as a united entity, and never about the singular musician and their abilities to shred or show off.