In today’s age, technology has flooded our lives with content. Caught in the mire are modern musicians who champion an art form 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.
“Forget About You” Ft. Jordan Xx — Boski
How We Found It
Tennessee-based singer, Boski, decides to let go in our SubmitHub inbox. Raised on southern soul music but drawn to the sounds of hip-hop and J-pop, the self-proclaimed nerd, born Bo Kitzman, honed his personal talent pool to thrive in different spaces. Mixing indie, alternative, hip-,hop, and soul, Boski wants to pack a punch in every song he writes. With “Forget About You” he’s continuing that mission. Saying “I want listeners to walk away humming I can’t forget about you all day,” Boski crafts a tune that easily gets stuck in the head with its melody.
Why We Like It
The odd thing about letting go is that sometimes you never truly do. Like flashbacks, the scars on the heart shock me into a place of remembrance. A sight, a sound, a smell, a taste, set me back after months or years of work to think about someone that’s long gone from my personal life. The thing is that all these memories aren’t bad either, most of the time they’re with a sweet memory. For the moment, I miss it. Then, just as the name implies, I’m back from the flash, arriving in the reality of the present. I can’t “Forget About You” and Boski sings of that heavy, reeling feeling.
On some programmed drums, bass lines, and almost psychedelic jives, Boski’s “la la la”s open the track in melodic somber. Lyrically, the track is depressing and makes sweetness sound so bitter. The production simulates that good feeling in its chill, yet funky vibe. The memories are a darkness that’s like chocolate — rich and decadent that gets you on a high but the crash of once it’s over from the high is deafening. A repeated cycle of ups and downs constantly being remembered to create emotional whiplash. It’s the last thing you want when you’ve supposedly moved on. A different place. A place away from what once was.
Jordan hit me up after seeing a vid of me playing the song on Instagram and wanted to hop on. That dude’s crazy. Had bars for it like, that night.” – Boski for CentralSauce
In terms of perspective, the verse by JORDAN Xx digs deeper. The hole he created let’s him see with 20/20 vision of what’s transpired along with his own transgressions and why the blocked calls hurt even more than before. Both artists are lost in a delirium of the past as they’re plucked from their presents and can’t keep themselves from looking into the past to walk for their hearts’ futures.
It’s hard to fight the flashes but in due time, all scars heal. Permanent marks to look and reflect on memories that have done the heart wrong, but life doesn’t stop so it’s okay to move on along. Places that we come and go to will only see blue until we’ve seen the red passion of something new. Gloom will only overcome if you let it go and once it’s all through, you’ll be walking along the path of love soon.
I don’t have the ability to record my own drums yet, so I spend a lot of time listening to drum breaks. I came across a break @thekount made and the rest came together easily. I listen to a lot of d’angelo so pino’s the guy who inspired the bass line. I also loved the way @thekount’s rhoades one shots sounded, so I chopped em up for my keys sounds. The chorus was improv’d and the melody stuck. The rest of the lyrics took a half hour or so.” – Boski for CentralSauce
More From Boski
You keep up with Boski, you can follow them on Twitter and Instagram. You can listen to the previous single “No Drama” and “Watursign.” Boski also dropped the project Greatest Hits last year. Stay tuned for more.
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