“Savage” is the exceptionally misleadingly-titled latest single from up and coming Hip Hop artist Mistajay. With the jazzy, warm and almost ambient instrumentals, Savage is practically hypnotic as far as the beats are concerned.
Yet, when it comes to the bars, Mistajay projects even more heat into the mix with the fiery soulful verses. The verses may follow a smooth place, but there’s plenty of sticky-sweet energy projected into them all the same.
Usually, you’d have to turn to one of your favourite old school artists to get this much resonance out of a Hip Hop track. Yet, it’s impossible not to warm to Mistajay’s humble and gentle approach to the genre. Which we’re sure we’re going to hear plenty more of in 2020. Watch this space.
You can check out the official music video to Savage which dropped in September 2019 via YouTube.
Review by Amelia Vandergast