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.
Mike G: “Everything That’s Your’s Pt. II”
How We Found It:
As is probably the case with many of you, we first became acquainted with Mike G back in 2009 when he joined the legendary collective that launched the careers of Frank Ocean, Tyler the Creator, Syd, and so many others – Odd Future Wolfgang Kill Them All. Last month, Mike G’s publicist submitted his new single “Everything That’s Your’s Pt. II” to us via our portal at SubmitHub, exactly 8 years after the release of “Everything That’s Your’s Pt. I“. The track was Mike’s first submission and comes in advance of his forthcoming EXILE EP, due for release later this summer.
Why We Like It:
Damn. This is smooth. You don’t often come across bed-rocking slow jams with verses over two minutes long, but Mike G clearly isn’t lacking for lyrical inspiration on “Everything That’s Yours Pt. II”. The real highlight of this track is Mike G’s flow: his steady delivery, intonation, and subtly intricate rhyme schemes make the song’s 4:09 run-time slip by too easily. In a world inundated with constantly repeated hooks and pre-hooks, Mike G reminds you that seduction is (and always has been) about the intoxicating power of words and poetry. Mike kills it on this track, but I’d definitely be remiss if I didn’t mention the production by TakeFlight here. His work interlacing the floor-shaking bass with distorted psych guitar in the beat delivers a whole ass mood. Safe to say, we’re looking forward to Mike’s EXILE EP later this summer.
From the Artist:
The real connection between the first and second installments of “Everything That’s Yours” is that Part II was made to build on top of what I truly wanted the message of part one to be. This second version was formulated to voice my awareness of how sex can easily grow to be the most crucial part of a relationship. Taking elements from the first version, mixed with the gained concern of focusing on the topic I’ve chosen for the track, both are carried simply by clever lines about sexual superiority – each with the ability to live in the moment they were made for.” – Mike G