Leeds-based duo The Moontown Project have linked up with rapper Bone Slim for ‘Yellow Walls’, one of six tracks on their collaborative album ‘Mask on the Moon’.
The tune is catchy and upbeat, befitting of the mould of genre go-getters Loyle Carner and Jordan Rakei. It opens with a spacey and loose feel before the beat drops, which manages to antithetically hit hard and soft at the same time.
The guitar jumps in and out in the style of Tom Misch, while the bass keeps busy throughout. High-pitched electronics overlap all along to ensure the continuous reverberation of that classic lo-fi sound .
The lyrics are an interesting self-portrait of life and finances – ‘My brain empty, leave me complaining, I’ve been like every other day spent making it rain, I go out complain that my statement’s the same’.
The outro is a smooth and easy end to the song, gliding through bars with intricate sounds whilst the beat carries all the way through.
If you like your chilled hip-hop, Bone Slim and The Moontown Project are two names to look out for as they continue to make waves on the scene.
Catch them at venues like Belgrave and Brudenell in the near future when gigs can return to normal.