In today’s age, technology has flooded our lives with content. Caught in the mire are today’s musicians who champion an artform that’s more widely distributed than any other throughout human history. And we, more often than not, overlook the music created by unfamiliar faces because it’s challenging. We’d rather have an easy listen, a known quantity to skim through while we think about something else.
Hearing is easy, but listening is difficult. Welcome to “Why We Like It”, where we rebuke the trends in favor of thoughtful analysis and underknown sounds.
“Sting!” – a great architect x Delta the Butterfly
How We Found It
“Sting!” stood out from the pack in terms of the submissions we receive through our portal on SubmitHub. a great architect and Delta the Butterfly both have healthy back-catalogs, but “Sting!” acts as the first single from their upcoming collaboration album, Yobe.
Why We Like It
“Sting!” is akin to a twisted acid trip with its heavy bass, sprawling synths and melodic guitar stabs. Reality and fantasy interchange with the hooks, verses and instrumental breaks. During your journey through this wormhole, a great architect and Delta the Butterfly take a seat next to you, spilling their innermost feelings onto your lap. Delta’s lucid verse feels urgent as he details experience with a breakup, and his delusions and inner demons. The song’s hook claims that the subject leaving does not sting, but Delta’s introspective verse makes me think that track might be from the perspective of an unreliable narrator.
a great architect has the kind of voice that sits right in the low end, blending with the bass, almost falling into the instrumental. A chaotic cadence and vocal effect follow bars on his inability to suppress temptations. You can almost hear the small fight in his voice and how overwhelmed it is by the environment conspiring to see it extinguished. There are not many songs out there with a similar sonic identity to “Sting!”. The track finds a bewildering balance between melody, technically impressive rapping, and experimentation, making this one of the weirdest, smoothest songs I have ever heard.
From The Artist
The song was meant to be in the realm of funk music. The way they spoke and made music was so smooth and confident, and that energy compliments the apathetic sentiment of the song. It also exaggerates the hypocritical aspect of the song, when you realize the apathy is, in some respects, a facade.” – a great architect for CentralSauce