I got introduced to EZITO through his cousin, Benny Universe. Since Benny’s been someone who’s been on my radar since the earlier days of SOTB, I value his opinions on artists and recommendations. The first track I heard of his was a reimagining of “When Mother Was There,” the dungeon theme of Persona 5‘s Futaba Sakura. After hearing that (anyone who can flip Person 5 themes gets my attention right off the bat), I decided to dive head first into his full project, the somewhat enigmatic CROSS MY HEART.
I consider CROSS MY HEART to be enigmatic because it does a lot at once, not falling into one line of thought. At the same time, it is a collection of bass-heavy jams that are as emotional as they are bouncy. Additionally, the project is as as nerdy as its songs are impressive flexes of lyrical ability. That’s probably the best way to describe it without giving everything away.
It tugs at you to call your exes while also saying “screw ’em all” at the same time. It implores you to be on your solo dolo while also getting through life with likeminded people. The duality of the project helped me stay in tune with the entirety of it. The songs may make you or your girl twerk something while you’re laughing at the references and nodding your head to the tracks. It’s an interesting project, one that made me happy to listen to it all the way through. Check it out above and remember to support dope music in all its forms.