With IVPLLAY DHE GUARDIAAN’s latest single, ‘SHANG TSUNG’, spiritually and sensuality come rhythmically entwined. It’s practically a tantric experience in itself.
The slow, seductive, reverb-drenched notes, produced by IVPLLAY & 2TIMEZ, flow beneath the RnB-style vocals that croon through lyrics that are carnal enough to make Marvin Gaye sound asexual. Yet, the amount of soul in this release parallels the salacity, making SHANG TSUNG a refreshing antithesis to the hypersexual objectification which makes up a significant chunk of hip hop lyrics.
SHANG TSUNG is now available to stream via SoundCloud.
Review by Amelia Vandergast