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.
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How We Found It:
“Let Me Tell You” marks Michael Rich’s first submission to our page at SubmitHub, and the polished and well composed jam proved a standout from the very start. Hailing from Upstate New York, Rich envisioned the track as exploring the feeling of “finding true love with someone who mutually shares the same goals and dreams.”
Why We Like It:
An ideal fusion of hip-hop tenets and pop sensibilities, “Let Me Tell You” is an anthemic cut that matches catchy refrains with a formidable command of language. Rich showcases bars, sung vocals and songwriting chops across the three-and-a-half minutes, his multifaceted talents buoyed by a universal tale of head-over-heels love.
The production throughout is helmed by German-based artist Deyjan Beats, the far-flung collaboration facilitated by social media. Imbued with a bounce and fuelled by ethereal backing vocals, there’s no denying that, even if it’s something you haven’t yet experienced, Rich and Deyjan make a torrid romance sound just as good as you’d hope.
From The Artist:
I found Deyjan Beats when I was scrolling through Instagram one day so I checked out his page and emailed him. He sent me a page with a bunch of beats to pick from on it. I knew the minute I heard the instrumental for “Let Me Tell You”, that it was going to be the one. I always wanted to write a song about what it would be like to find that one person who shares the same goals and dreams as myself. I took it upon myself to really think in depth and breakdown what it would really look and feel like to have that and put it into a 3 minute song. All the words and melodies came natural to me with this one. Everything just seamlessly flowed together when I wrote it.” – Michael Rich for CentralSauce