I am obliged to begin this post by stating that I am a huge Kev Brown fan. From his endless supply of deep, neck snapping bass lines, to his spacey guitar riffs, and all the way to his laid back style of rapping, he is a tough act to follow in terms of production. With that said, I was skeptical when I came across this remix of one of his original tracks Always. Remixed by Amsterdam-based producer Sleeping Giant, this rendition takes a neo-soul approach to the original; with smooth Rhodes, tight snares, and a hypnotically rhythmic drum pattern, I must say it won me over.
The lyrics themselves are a lamentation about the difficulties of getting close to women. In his usual cooled-out tone, Kev explains that he doesn’t have time for the drama of a relationship and has trouble relating to women. Therefore the lyrics alone make it a cool song with a relatable message on both producer’s mixes.
He begins the track with, “I’ve never been in a serious relationship, probably because I can’t relate to chicks”, emphasizing his difficulty to make a connection. He goes on to hint at his experience with heartbreak, saying, “I’m up in the lab, composin’ / seems like every girl I’ve chosen heart’s frozen/ or maybe I don’t know how to pick, tho.” Basically, he pours himself into his work because he’s tired of his bad experiences... | #ReadMore https://bignoiseradio.com/2019/04/20/kev-brown-always-sleeping-giant-remix @kevbrownpictures | #KevBrown #BoomBap #HipHopHeads #TrueHipHop #HipHopClassic - 10 hours ago