ur so far” by “Acidxwash” is a gorgeously colorful release that offers up a smooth, creatively detailed soundscape, alongside both a compelling new melody and a subsequent hip hop vocal that adds further to the evolution and unpredictability of the whole song.
“Acidxwash” immerses himself in the raw energy of hip hop and pop music for this latest release, particularly the live version that you can check out below. The artist has a tight connection, the music flows brilliantly, the rhythm is consistent and snappy and when it falls away everything smashes back into life in absolute, satisfying unison. It’s a great performance. The song itself has a few specific riffs and moments that really stay with you after listening, and although it does feel like one of the amazing tracks, it simultaneously feels like a step in a slightly more polished and energizing direction. It’s definitely his strongest release yet, and I was a fan regardless.
From a production perspective, the track is incredibly impressive. First of all, certain elements of this soundscape have a quality that comes through with so much memorable character all over the track. The song is nothing like either of these, but you get something out of the instrumentation that is blissful to experience, unlike the average hip hop song in which it is the melody or the key line that stays with you. Secondly, whether it’s the chemistry of the singer and the track driving this individuality or not, the set-up is refreshingly unusual. The entire first half of the song is performed melodically, the ideas are sung, the whole thing seems to present itself fully and you briefly fall into complacency thinking you know how it all will go now.
The riffs on this track are actually fantastic, and the rhythm of the music is not the only driving force behind the energy – the delivery of the melody has a certain pattern to it that offers a similarly addictive and uplifting quality. On top of all of this, you get a real showman presenting the music to you. Anything sounds better when the artist showcasing it is already, clearly in love with the process – it’s a great thing to experience.