WHY? – Sod in the Seed EPWHY? – Sod in the Seed EP

WHY? – Sod in the Seed EP
[Anticon, 2012]

Anticon has released a new EP by WHY? – whom we haven’t heard from for a while now.

The title track is of course the brightest of six. It’s a rap about, well, life, from “a minor star”, as the lyrics go:

I make decent cash, I’m a minor star

The main point though is:

I’ll never shirk this first world curse
A steady hurt and a sturdy purse

For Someone is pretty much a beach track, creating reggae waves, followed by the ballad The Plan and an almost soul track Probable Cause. And then Twenty Seven gets even harder to categorize, it’s a simple melodic narration to a simple background. The EP is closed by an almost acapella rap Shag Carpet.

I use the first person ’cause it sounds more urgent
But the truth is I probably knew myself less than you did
I’m so lonesome that I’d let you take me out
If you looked like my ex-girlfriend or Zooey Deschanel

The lyrics vary from geometry and abstract sketches to the stories about… well, you know, the usual – the intricacies of life, “like a yoga yappi.”

WHY? – Sod in the Seed EP
[Anticon, 2012]

На лейбле Anticon вышел новый EP от WHY? – которых, на самом деле, давненько не было слышно.

Заглавный трек – безусловно, самая яркая часть. Рэп о жизни от “minor star” – текст такой и есть:

I make decent cash, I’m a minor star

Главная же мысль – в строках
I’ll never shirk this first world curse
A steady hurt and a sturdy purse

For Someone – практически пляжный трек, покачивающий тебя на волнах регги. Далее следует баллада The Plan, а после – практически соул Probable Cause, а вот Twenty Seven уже вообще не поддается категоризации по стилю, это простой мелодичный нарратив под простую аранжировку. И закрывает EP – почти акапельная Shag Carpet, опять-таки с рэпом.

I use the first person ’cause it sounds more urgent
But the truth is I probably knew myself less than you did
I’m so lonesome that I’d let you take me out
If you looked like my ex-girlfriend or Zooey Deschanel

В текстах – то сплошная геометрия и абстракционизм, то истории о… ну о чем это обычно бывает – о непростой жизни, “like a yoga yappi”.