retrograde

Gorgeous voice, piano-based hip-hop beat, synths, and a little 808 clapper in the background.  I wish the rest of his work was less plain R&B, and more this.  As far as I can tell, it’s either about someone who’s been dumped and is now back in fashion, like a hipster beard, with a cynical sneer grown across the wound– Oh, now you want me again?  That kind of cynicism– Else it’s about the loneliness of a co-dependent relationship, where your friendships wither and die on the vine, and it’s just the two of you, alone, together.  Both readings work, and both make me smile, sadly.

“Suddenly I’m hip…”

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