King Kush is a young upcoming hip hop artist delivering a sound that is relaxing with a chill vibe, while also exploring interesting subject matter through rap and smooth melodies. His collaboration with Saint Tut on the track “Love Letter” does in fact delve into a Neo-Soul sound which features very laid back beats, delicate harp countermelodies in combination with a very smooth melodic chorus and steady rap verses. Another interesting point to mention is that the use of autotune on the vocal melodies does not take away too much of the expression, but rather smoothens out the melody to make it even more luscious.
In this particular song, King Kush tells us all about a particular situation which leads to the composition of a hand written love letter in the hopes of clarifying making things better. With a steady and convincing flow throughout the verses, also containing a light melodic character, the message is delivered clearly. Apart from the delicate and romantic melodies involved in expressing this situation, it is also interesting to note the harmonic progression within the underlying instrumental background, particularly the into, hinting at jazz inspired sonorities which add an added touch of sophistication to the whole sound while still conforming with the chill laid back atmosphere being created.
-Sarah Marie Bugeja