Florida act JASMINEGOLD, comprised of David Nights and Kj have shared a new single called “friendly fire”, which caught our attention immediately for its intriguing, left-field sound. Character-rich and engaging, “friendly fire” contains atmospheric, sleek production and deft, flexible rhymes. This release follows their recent album Serpent, which received acclaim from a variety of music outlets online. Now, “friendly fire” continues the lush, experimental sound they employed for that mixtape, while continuing to expand on it with psychedelic, colorful layers of sound and refreshing, poised raps.
“friendly fire” contains vibrant production from Kj centred around stylish, airy reversed keys, immersive 808s, and addictive percussion. Atop the colorful backdrop, rapper David Nights comes through with flexible rhyme patterns across infectious verses, tackling the beat with ease as he flips syllables in a gymnastic fashion. Suddenly, the group throws the listener a curveball with a beat switch that tantalizes with its energizing, textural sound. They up the pace with maximalist samples and potent, hypnotizing rhymes moving at a rapid pace.
“friendly fire” makes for a strong offering from JASMINEGOLD following their recent LP Serpent, continuing their run of experimental hip-hop offerings that engagingly blend a versatile array of influences. Overall, “friendly fire” has us patiently awaiting whatever may come next from them with much anticipation. Listen to “friendly fire” below now and get familiar with the rising artists, who have been making waves in the underground of late.
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