In today’s age, technology has flooded our lives with content. Caught in the mire are modern musicians who champion an art form 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.
“Prodigy” — Vallé
How We Found It
The Papua New Guinea native, Vallé, is back once again in our SubmitHub inbox but he brought some friends along with him to deliver some razor sharp bars. He’s given us wonderful pop melodies on “Star,” and he’s taken us back home with “Trip Advisor,” but now his pen has turned into a sword and aims for necks. On his latest single “Prodigy,” the artist truly shows his skills are at the top of his class.
Why We Like It
A prodigy is defined as a person, especially a child or young person, having extraordinary talent or ability. To claim oneself as such, one would have to showcase amazing ability in their field. If they couldn’t, they would be kicked off the summit of geniuses. Luckily for Vallé, John Givez, and Sam V, they are strapped with holsters of metaphors and flows to make anyone realize that when they spit, they need to duck low, that they are amongst an esteemed class of artists. “Prodigy” is the class presentation that exemplifies their lyrical ability with rhythm and rhyme.
Starting off with the beat coming in reverse, the prodigy himself, Vallé, comes in with clear bravado and confidence like a champion aware of the greatness they have blessed the earth with. He’s sharp and focused. The game is his to win and he’s bearing witness to his own ascension. The thumping bass and powerful guitar bless the track as the chorus begins with Sam V’s cool but classy vocal.
I had followed John’s and Sam’s work for a while and loved what they did and felt like they would be perfect for the track and then we just reached out.” – Vallé for CentralSauce
From there, John Givez got into his bag as the revered vocals from V transitioned into raps from Givez that are just as smooth to pronounce his presence. He has a swagger that’s deliciously decadent and rich in tone. The transition between the two provides depth to the track.
Vallé comes in one more time with his tone getting more serious as the beat strips to its heaviest instrumentation yet. The verse is the closer to the gun show from the bullets spat to be thriller killer to any pop melodies previously showcased in the track. He kills it and in it, caps off the track that leads the smoking barrel on his gun back into its holster to spit another day. But if this track proved anything, it’s that the boys are always ready to play.
Bro it was the quickest [session] ever, like 30 minutes then done. The features came later but the song was there and completed lyrically, and we completed the arrangement in the studio the same night. We were all just vibing to some Mac Miller and my boy starts playing the bass and the first thing he played is what you hear and it all just fell together super fast from there. The energy was mad. Everyone in the room was hyped and on the same level.” – Vallé for CentralSauce
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