With You., & Vince Staples combine two worlds. Successfully merging With You.’s addictive electronic sound with Vince’s raw and gritty lyrics, “Ghost” is a track that you won’t want to sleep on. Allow the electrifying production to hypnotize you while Vince lays the bars down.
With You. is an outlet that the artist’s involved utilize to share musical and visual ideas with the world. They aim to combine influences from different times, scenes, and genres to create something new, fresh, and unheard. With You. consists of 5 members, Dave “Switch“ Taylor (one of the founding members of Major Lazer), Rick Trainor, Jeff Penalva, Noah Schy, and Daouda Leonard. The Long Beach, California emcee Vince Staples has been making waves lately as an artist to watch out for. Vince was also just named once of XXL’s 2015 Freshman Class alongside Goldlink, Fetty Wap, Raury, and Tink, If you’re feeling the lyrics in “Ghost”, check out one of Vince’s newest releases “Norf Norf“, from his newest album “Summertime 06′“.
“Ghost” starts off with some addictive electronic beats that get you wondering how exactly Vince is going to tackle this. Before long, a confident Vince jumps in with his raw lyrics that sit on the production perfectly. The track likes to alternate the focus from the production to the lyrics quite often, and does it in such a harmonious way that it’s easy to forget these worlds of music are far from alike.
This track is a perfect representation of With You.’s mission, to combine influences from different times, scenes, and genres, to create something previously unheard. The combining of worlds is very apparent here, which is one of the reasons the seemingly perfect match up of sound may surprise the listener at the beginning, but by the end turns into something familiar, yet not at all.