Flowstate – “That Shit Cray”


Dripping with a nocturnal, soulful soundscape, “That Shit Cray” is a wholly consuming track from Minneapolis-based duo Flowstate, released in the past day. Already impressing with “Breathe” last year, Flowstate show their most impressive atmospheric creation to date with this effort. Savannah’s vocals are intoxicating throughout, her entrancing croon perfectly accompanying a late-night synth pad, guitar trickles, and the occasional dose of strings. Her sweetly melodic vocal presence is met with sharp contrast from a nonchalant, near spoken-word male vocal. The nocturnal wandering and dual-vocal approach works beautifully, the hip-hop verses meshing well with Savannah’s more soulful pop-laden exterior.

“That Shit Cray” is the type of atmospheric hip-hop that gets stuck in your head due to both melody and overall vibe.

“That Shit Cray” and other memorable tracks from this month can also be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of January 2019’ Spotify playlist.

The track is also featured in the genre-based, best-of Spotify compilation Indie Hip-Hop and Rap.

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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