Back in the MySpace days it was easy to find local artists just trying to get their music out.
But the game is so flooded with a bunch of lames and trolls that it gets tougher and tougher to find authentic music that has yet to be found out.
You used to be able to keep your ears to the streets, but now you gotta find something through SoundCloud or just gotta be lucky enough to find someone on IG who actually puts out good quality music.
Well guess what, we lucked up and had some connections and we found the next up and comers coming straight out of California. These two artists came together to Finesse the game for everything it will give to them.
We were lucky enough to reach out to each of the artists themselves, and they gave us a little insight to the makings of this track that you can easily put on repeat.
Lotta Bluntz and 5.A.M
Y'all always talking about "The Vibes" right? Well look no further. This is THE vibe.
This smooth track has all of the feels of Northern California from beginning to end. The beat is one of those tracks that Mac Dre would've hopped on in his prime, mixed in with a little bit of P-Lo type of sound.
The claps and bass makes you feel like you can comfortably bob your head as you ride in your car on your way to your bae's house. While the digital piano gives a glimpse of the modern sound we're all so used to feeling.
The drops for the hook make you pay attention to the detail of the vocals and ad-libs these two have placed so perfectly for the listener. Since we're on the subject, let's start with the hook.
Leave your heart on broke
So we asked both of these guys if they were talking about a specific woman. While 5.A.M claimed it wasn't, Lotta Bluntz said it was about someone who he got a little too close to and they ultimately had to cut things off.
Lotta Bluntz kills this hook with his slightly slurred speech (by design) that grips the listeners ears, and leaves much to their imagination.
In this instance, he definitely is speaking from experience. We have all had a relationship that we can look back on and have many good memories, but in the end we ultimately realize that it could not work out.
Sometimes when you're in the heat of the moment, you tell the person that if things don't get better you'll leave. In this case, he warned her but she thought it was a joke.
He follows that up with reminding her of how addicting his game can be. And sometimes that can be a cold game.
And while the knew things had to end, she won't ever forget the cold game he put on her.
You is what I don't need,
This was the ending of Bluntz verse. And while we could've dove deep into the verse itself, we felt more attached to the bridge to the hook.
We asked him about this part specifically. You can hear the emotion and pain and strength all in one with the vocals he put on this part.
He told us "I know what I have to offer, needs to be matched in energy. Knowing I'm still going to be doing great after is what keeps me pushing."
Shouting You is what I don't need as you think about that person you were able to move on from gives you a little extra confidence as you move forward in life.
You drive me so crazyyyy, Shawty a Lexus,
5.A.M opens his verse up with a lot of double entendres.
Similar to a Lexus car, she drives him crazy. But he could possibly be talking about a girl named Alexis. Although I asked him multiple times if this were true, and he strongly stated there ain't no chick named Alexis he's talking about. But we'll just leave that one to the listener.
Her curves got him gripping onto her. Again, much like a car that is going through curves on the road, her body has got him gripping the "wheel" to keep things steady.
This is where it gets really good.
He refers to her as water, whereas he got her drippin' and like the water he drinks, he's sippin' on her. When it comes to The Drip, he could be talking about himself putting her in some designer clothes and whatever else, or he could mean sexually, or both.
Now this last bar got him wondering what's really going on. She trippin' on the fact that he loves her, yet it's still not enough. He ain't loving her "right" as she claims. So in turn, that's why "You is what I don't need."
She love me I hate it,
Now all of a sudden she loves him, or so she says. But in reality, she's just in love with what he is and what he represents.
But he's not having it anymore. He hate it when she starts saying a bunch of shit that don't make sense. We don't blame him.
He closes it out by giving props to his counterpart on this track, and then shouts out where he's from.
The song closes out with one more hook, and then 5.A.M saying that he can't even say "SKRTT" without "Skrrrrrt." And in a strange way, we know exactly what he means.
Lotta Bluntz says he added that in the end because it puts him back into the exact moment they recorded this track, and it brings them both a good laugh.
This track brings together two artists who have yet to have their big break through. But us over here at Under The Irrelevance are ready to proclaim that these guys deserve your lended ear.
The summer of 2020 is going to be whatever you make of it. We're all trying to navigate through this year as smoothly as possible. And there may be no better track that keeps you feeling grounded and in tune with how your past relationships have gone than this one.
We know 2020 can't forget us, so we might as well Finesse her.