Musically this reminds me of Santana circa Supernatural, but with the cool twist of an all-english MC spitting out some fairly aggressive rhymes during the verses.... Add Cake to Eminem, subtract the Mariachi trumpet and transpose from Detroit to somewhere in the Deep South (of England...). The ingredients have great potential, but it's not quite there yet.
The chorus is pure unadulterated quality pop, chanting away like The Backstreet Boys, but I don't know whether Lockdown Project are necessarily intent on biting the pop bullet.... I'm imagining this band with some slick-as-fuck choreographed dance moves coming out and wiping the floor with all of the poxy nondescript boybands... I'd love such a thing, 'cos I'm sick of the dogshit pop this country has produced of late.... but like I said... I'm not sure exactly what tree LDP are barking up... it's not got enough of a hard edge to happily sit alongside the hip hop/rock bands and it's not a Streets-esque purist hip hop record where the word is everything... perhaps it's more leaning toward the likes of The Specials?
To nick some phrases off the news... we must keep an eye on this situation and closely monitor how it develops...
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