I’m generally cautious about tracks with a stable of artists (sometimes there’s simply too many cooks in the kitchen), but Golden Vessel’s new single is an absolute dream team that synthesizes each contributor’s unique assets into a stunning sonic display. Titled “BIGBRIGHT”, it’s a hip-hop tinged indie pop single with floating melodies and a bassy undercurrent that drives the track with precision kick after kick. In terms of the vocal procession, Elkkle leads off the track with a hazy, understated r&b approach, Golden Vessel effortlessly exists within the low range, E^ST supplies a gorgeous verse that’s almost Swae Lee esque, and DUCKWRTH caps off the parade of talent with acrobatic bars. I can’t overstate the chemistry between each and every artists as they all feel utterly essential to “BIGBRIGHT” – this is truly a masterclass in modern, genre-bending music.
I also appreciate how each artist paints a lyrical picture that’s identifiably their own while sticking to the theme of unrequited love. It reflects the idea that we all experience love, but it’s in our own forms, and in turn, makes each and every relationship special. As humans, we have the opportunity to not only experience attraction, but consciously explore every nook and cranny of the process with words, whether they’re internal or external. It’s something to think about while “BIGBRIGHT” endlessly spins on repeat again and again over the coming days.