Between electronic music and Soundcloud rap’s domination of my daily playlists, I thought I had finally transcended music with guitars – a truly exciting notion so that I don’t become dusty in this lifetime. Alas, Lui Peng has swayed me away from my stalwart stance against string instruments with a groovy new cut called “Nocturnal”. Featuring rapper Che Lingo, the two show off genuine synergy as Peng’s atmospheric singer-songwriter work seamlessly transitions into Lingo’s agile flow (that’s made even more catchy by his unmistakably British accent).
It’s fitting that my last post concerned my love of intersection between genres; one rare blend that’s always received eye-rolls from me is rap and rock-based music, yet it’s now obvious that the formula just needs a talented songwriter to tie it all together. Thus, my admiration for Peng’s skills are furthered as I consider how he pulled off a sound that I’ve never felt worked. Here’s to more impressive cuts from an artist that I’ll be keeping my eye on.
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