Nobody Ever Does steps so far outside of the box on “Small Talk.”
3. HIGH BOY
I wonder what “High Boy” is about (That’s a rhetorical question, folks)?
“High Boy” is one of those tracks that I like, but I’m not sure if I’m supposed to like it. While you get spooky vocals, a funky instrumental, erratic rap flows (I think you can call what I heard rap), and beyond trippy lyrics on the song, at the end of the day, when you blend everything that I just mentioned, strangely, you get a concoction that will make you shake your ass violently (Nobody Ever Does, you guys are geniuses!).
I bet you one million dollars that “High Boy” will turn festivals, clubs, and 18-year-old birthday parties up.
“Penance” boasts vibes that will make you feel free, exhilarated, and rebellious.
The instrumental that powers “Penance” combines traditional folk and psychedelic styles. The song also takes advantage of bouncy melodies and both sluggish and lively vocal performances. On a good day, I would love to listen to the track while jumping on my parents’ bed; on a bad day, I would love to let the track cheer me up after a depressing day at work.
1. STUPOR TUESDAY
“Stupor Tuesday” will certainly make your dreaded Tuesdays feel not so bad (Guess what? I wrote this review about the song on a Tuesday)
You will absolutely drown in the musical water that is “Stupor Tuesday.” The song features an instrumental that boasts pacifying vibes, a nice rhythm, and just the right amount of thump. As for the vocal performance that you get on the song, it is both hypnotizing and irresistible.
Nobody Ever Does makes every moment count on this seven-minute track.
SONG BY SONG BREAKDOWN
1. RAINCLOUDS (4/5)
2. STUPOR TUESDAY (4/5)
3. PENANCE (4/5)
4. CRYSTAL MIX (3/5)
5. HIGH BOY (4/5)
6. SHELTER IN PLACE (4/5)
7. CORN TEEN: BIRD TALK (4/5)
Small Talk isn’t for the simple-minded. The album boasts everything from psychedelic to trip-hop to bluesy to nostalgic rock vibes. The songs on the album are also multi-faceted and intricate.
Small Talk is one of the most pleasant, irregular, stupefying, organic, sly, messy, and funky music projects that you can listen to today. Well, do us a favor and listen to it HERE!
Quincy is the creator of Ratings Game Music. He loves writing about music, taking long walks on beaches, and spaghetti that fights him back.