Saturday, March 19, 2011
Blu - Everything'sOK ft. Jack Davey (Prod. Flying Lotus)
Download: Blu - Everything'sOK (Prod. Flying Lotus)
This Blu and Flying Lotus collab off the upcoming No York! LP sounds like a Hipster's wet dream, but instead of being featured as a part of Pitchfork's 'Best New Music' this track is being almost universally derided. Most of this stems from the production. I might not be as big of a FlyLo fan as some but I am a fan. This beat though just isn't doing it for me, it's way too cluttered, busy and domineering for my liking.
The Jack Davey hook is probably the tracks strongest feature, it's a subtle yet catchy number. As for Blu himself, he seems to be out attacking the generic, empty platitudes of so-called 'positivty'. 'If you set your mind too it who knows what you can achieve!'. Blu mimicks these sentiments in the first two verses before bring some reality to the table in his third. I like the concept and for the most part I like the execution but the FlyLo beat is just too prominent for Blu to really shine through. Let's hope this isn't a sign of things to come ala No York!
Previously: Dela - WhoUWanna ft. Blu | EP Review: Blu - Amnesia