Vancouver's Isaac Zale has teamed up with hip-hop veterans Mick Jenkins and Blu for an infectious new single called "Somebody Dies." The young artist, who founded the artist collective Burgundy Soul, and also largely produces and engineers his own work, has been gaining attention lately for his moody, smoky sound and sharp songwriting abilities. On his latest offering, his collaboration with celebrated rappers Mick Jenkins and Blu feels natural, as the three artists deliver refreshingly diverse yet cohesive vocal performances over a dark, sinister instrumental.
Menacing guitars make up the heart of the instrumental for "Somebody Dies," introducing the song in a foreboding fashion. As crisp, bouncy percussion and driving 808s are brought in, the track picks up an infectious groove, creating a solid foundation for the three artists' lively vocal performances. With Zale providing a catchy melodic chorus as well as an engaging third verse, and Blu and Mick Jenkins delivering powerful vocals full of exciting wordplay, this is a song that is easy to keep replaying.
The latest offering from up-and-comer Zale, this single's immersive, ominous sound is captivating. Containing thrilling, densely lyrical verses broken up by a memorable chorus, "Somebody Dies" is an addictive listen that kept us on our toes throughout.