Canadian emcee Reflectionz is back with another hypnotic hip hop tune that continues to showcase his growth as an artist. In a world of cookie cutter rap / hip hop, it’s refreshing when we get tracks that aren’t formulaic or ‘more of the same’. You certainly can’t say that about ‘The Anthem‘ which sets itself apart through Ref’s use of guitar, horns and vocal arrangements.
The honesty drips from this track like ice cream on a summers day. It oozes soul, originality and pushes the boundaries for the listener and how they classify ‘hip hop’. It’s simple but not simplistic, with carefully clever lyricism and an imbedded message subtle enough to permeate your thinking without detection. Before you know it, you’re vibing and you don’t even know how it happened!
This is one premium, wavy joint and such an enjoyable listen. The subtlety of the horns, the feeling in the acoustic guitar with every strum, the semi-reggae infused hook – it’s mesmerising. Hit play on the video above and peep ‘The Anthem‘ from Reflectionz and make sure you keep him on your radar as an artist to watch for 2021.