It’s all digital.
Cause I be feeling analog.
The duo’s goal of the EP harnessing the jazz sound is already realized with the freestyling jam session during the last leg of the track until it fades out, completing the duo’s mission of successfully and sonically navigating you to an interstellar journey. With intros for many musical projects nowadays, we do not receive full compositions, especially those lasting 4 minutes and keeping you gripped with every portion. The boys FootsXColes shoot off to a good start before the splash of the next track.
Run for the hills while you can still, while you can still, you just need a day!
Does it matter anyway? Cause your mind is not the same/Always on the day to day, cause your mind just needs a break.
If FootsxColes took you on a ride with the last track, this track was like flying into a lush field and allowing yourself to be free for once. The lyrics:
Run for the hills while you can still, while you can still/You just need a day!
become more than just a super catchy-ass hook but an infectious message delivering a sunny Sunday morning epiphany. The cleverly placed sample capturing the magic, keeping it suspended like reaching the climax of a roller coaster, serves as a pleasant interlude into the clear bridge and revamped chorus. The seamless transition and heightening of the octave is hard to catch due to how the track keeps you hypnotized. Such excellent songwriting married with vivid sounds would make the likes of De La Soul and the entire Native Tongues collective smile from ear to ear.
It was hard moving past this part of my review due to how groovy and funky the track was, making me replay it over and over again. “Hills” was the best 10-15 minutes of my day, as those around me asked why I was bopping around so hard with my headphones on.
So who’s the one you love? She’s out there.
Luckily, right on queue, FootsXColes come through with a smooth rap verse over the drum break. It’s so wonderfully constructed that it sounds conversational without compromising great rap elements. “You said I could have handled it./The Truth can be so scandalous, I ran from it./Got played in the past similar like manuscript/Utilizing notes again and put them in this song I’m in”. This isn’t the half of the sauced-up lyrical onslaught as FootsXColes end the conversational verse with the muse as the song reaches its dynamic conclusion. The references to the TLC classic of the same title is a nod to the strides of 90s culture and music.
You overstayed your welcome, who’s to blame?
The lyrics and questions posed express a regretful love or situationship of some sort, bringing home (no pun intended) a cohesive message as FootsXColes talk about bringing home the muse that the lyrics are addressed to during this point of this song. The reason that A Happy Home stands out from most local and mainstream projects is in the fact of how the instrumentation is centered as the focal point of every song instead of simply being a background accompaniment. For this particular song, this instrumentation becomes the musical parallel to the Binky meme from the TV show Arthur in which he fades into the bliss of the sensual sounds he never sees coming. The whisper effect is present at the end of the track to signal romance and transition into the final track.
As we navigate to find our way to a Happy place, we can’t escape/Spending days and days to find our faith. It was cool.
Adding to the uniqueness of this project, this delightful project will NOT be available for streaming. Listeners will have to actually purchase the project outside of streaming and directly from the group, per the wishes of the group to make a statement.
Not putting our album on streaming sites.
Those who wanna listen will support by purchasing.
Master P style
— FootsXColes (@FootsXColes) July 2, 2019
Releasing the Album next Tuesday!
And yes we are selling units at the @pieshopdc July 12th
Also doing a special set with @mattmcGhee
— FootsXColes (@FootsXColes) July 1, 2019
You can follow the group on both their Twitter and Instagram accounts @FootsXColes to keep up with them and support the magic of their music.
> Maurice Valentino