Another Chicago team up for this week's track with Saba and Jean Deaux. On "Photosynthesis," Saba and Jean are expressing the hardships that they faced while growing up in Chicago and how it shaped their characters. The dreamlike instrumental on this song was produced by Phoelix and Saba himself. Specifically, the beat features some warm guitar chords layered over a soothing percussion pattern, which seems pretty simple. However, when the instrumental is combined with Jean's silky smooth singing it creates a euphoric experience.
Additionally, the contrast between Jean's light vocals and Saba's dark tone creates a beautiful ying-yang effect. This is important because it keeps the track interesting, while still giving the listener a calm and laidback experience. The beautiful instrumental in this song oozes an aura of summer and spring-like weather, making this song perfect to listen to during a picnic. Overall, this track is a masterpiece and was built from the ground up by musical talents.
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About The Curator - Mussie Fitsum
I am a student at the University of Maryland, College Park where I am studying Criminal Justice and Criminology with a minor in International Development and Conflict Management. After college, I want to get my law degree and practice criminal law. I am also a big music lover that listens to r&b, hip-hop, rock, reggae, and pop. But, I am also trying to expand my taste in music as much as I can to appreciate the different amount of genres out there. I also started a music blog in August 2018; so if you like reading interesting takes on music and concert opinions, then give it a glance.
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