Words by Tim Hakki @TimHakki
A certain nineties spirit infects ‘Blood’ in the unique instrumentation through bassist Des Martin and guitarist Aaron Black. Coming on like a piece of post-grunge, Woes’ hip hop flow quickly turns it into something unique. Like most rappers, Woes is concerned with telling his own story, but his astounding lyricism concerning things like failure and family strikes an extremely relatable chord throughout. Alternating between indie and hip hop sequences Woes grows more progressively political. It’s utterly apart from all the grinding Lex Luger style trap infecting the scene right now. It’s also one of the best illustrations you’ve heard this year of Kanye West’s assertion that fusion is the future.