GoldLink has teamed up with Ciscero to create a funk-filled track called Fall In Love, a gorgeous new tune dripping with good vibes, via walking bass lines and gentle vocals. With collaborative production efforts from BADBADNOTGOOD and Kaytranada, Fall In Love‘s merit comes as no surprise.
There is a noticeably increased level of finesse in GoldLinks flow and style since his last two albums. His delicate vocals swim smoothly above the complex instrumentals and are refined enough to melt into the track and play the part of another instrument.
Staying to true BBNG’s form, the track hints at 1940s jazz with a groovy upgrade. Bands like Digable Planets and A Tribe Called Quest have been fusing jazz with hip-hop for decades, and GoldLink is among those carrying the flame today. Yet instead of employing looped samples, Kaytranada and Badbadnotgood’s production has created something truly unique and polished as heck.
the whole universe ain't ready for the future @badbadnotgood & kaytranada collabos
— KAYTRA (@KAYTRANADA) August 26, 2016
GoldLink last visited Australia for Laneway Festival 2016, and will be back across New Years, having been announced to perform at Perth’s Origin NYE and Beyond The Valley. Meanwhile, Kaytranada will be touring Australia in late October, and Badbadnotgood will be in town in December. It’s a shame they won’t all be here at the same time to link up, but we can no doubt look forward to great performances from all three.
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