L.A. beatsmith RL Grime is best recognized for his thunderous sound as a master of hip-hop and trap-oriented production. Yet his newest song is a softer, less aggressive form of the music we’re used to from the artist previously known as Clockwork.
“Recognize” features a lovelorn How To Dress Well, whose gentle vocals easily adjust to Grime’s dark and slightly dissonant melody. The song warps a hardline of bass and understated piano chords into an ethereal ballad; sluggishly beautiful and mildly heartbreaking. RL Grime’s debut album, Void, is out in November via WEDIDIT.