Son Silva – “Kisses II”


An atmospheric hip-hop success with catching twists and turns, “Kisses II” is a recent track from Son Silva. The London-based rapper struts a captivating flow and uniquely effective structural variation. A consuming, furious vocal flow is apparent past the two-minute turn, reminding fondly of Dave. The “love you more when it’s over,” bridge thereafter builds into a stellar, emotive expansion; twinkling keys prance in the background amidst a brooding vocal showing. “Kisses II” is exemplary of Son Silva’s emotive vein of hip-hop, outpouring passion amidst ever-evolving tones and soundscapes. “It’s a song about the weird dance I have with Death and love,” the artist says. “Wrote the second verse in my grandfather’s bedroom the night before his funeral.”

Another track, “Enter, Venus Endeavour” is further exemplary of Son Silva’s ability — this time with a punchier initial disposition, evolving into a murkily enjoyable second half that reminds fondly of Yves Tumor. The aesthetic and melodies are captivating and creative throughout both of these tracks from Son Silva, a standout up-and-coming hip-hop artist, most certainly.

Both tracks come via Son Silva’s new EP, A Love Minute.

“Kisses II” and other memorable tracks from this month can also be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of January 2021’ Spotify playlist.

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

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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