His SoundCloud bio says, “I write songs.” He’s not exaggerating. In a whirlwind of singing and producing he uses careful reverb, anthemic lyrics and heavy af trunk bass to create a comfortably detached environment. He gives you space.
“Good Vibrations” feels like walking down a wide, empty street, whispering a tune to yourself while the neighbors peep from the windows. Off in the distance, you hear the constant toll of the church bells, coming from one of the dozen Catholic cathedrals unique to this small city. I shouldn’t assume that Anjelihs got his inspiration from his own city, but I can hear Lawrence in the song.
It’s fun to fill in the blanks. When I start getting comfortable, I descend further into this zoned out, hypothetical world where Radix is my homie, he’s riding in the car with me and he’s about to spit a verse.
Radix’s lyrics are relatable as he describes getting pulled over, deciding what to do if the cop pulls out a breathalyzer. To compare it to film, it’s like Anjelihs’ beat is the background, his singing is the middleground and Radix is the foreground.
In three dimensions.
Hear “Good Vibrations” on the upcoming Metanoia EP.