Some music just flows along a one way path straight to your soul. Our newest addition to the site, Belgian hip hop duo, blackwave., specializes in the creation of that soulful sonic creation, and we’re hyped to premiere their coolest vibe to date, “Bittersweet Baby,” out now via Sony Records.
This chill, expressive track finds its route in a silky smooth modern jazz inspired instrumental by UK producer, Konteks. The sedated saxophone that first greets listeners sets a cool but pensive ambiance. The controlled drum kit and placid plucking guitar and bass round out the rhythm section, laying a mellow mood for the vocals of rapper, Jay Atohoun, and singer, Willem Ardui. Jay rocks a hypnotically flowing sing song rap style for majority of the track, but Willem closes it out with his mesmerizingly passive voice in a spellbinding breakdown.
Blackwave. not only crushed this cool collected cut musically, but visually as well in the accompanying music video. Speaking on the video, the duo mentions:
“In the video you see all sorts of different people doing everyday stuff, you see all these different little unfinished stories. It moves past you in a quick tempo but at the same time grabs your attention just long enough for you to keep thinking about it. It was all shot in black and white. This stands for the somber mood the protagonist in the song tries to escape from. He looks for new places to find joy and excitement, but doesn’t realize it can be found all around him.”
We’re so excited to introduce this dope new find to you and after hearing/seeing this awesome product, it’s easy to see why these guys have become so popular overseas. Stream and watch blackwave.’s newest track, “Bittersweet Baby” below. Enjoy!