‘Am I coming out of left field?’ Portugal. The Man’s front man asks in the opening stanza of “Feel It Still” the popular indie band’s chart-topping song. For fans of the original, the cosmic bass and ensuing massive kick do, indeed, come out of left field.
For fans of Flatbush Zombies, an easy listening track built around singing and plodding guitar plucks is an interesting departure from an often harsher, more stripped down sound, defined by dense lyricism.
However, the well documented psychedelic leanings of both the Brooklyn based Rap triad, and the Alaskan native *whatever you call this*
make this a union that isn’t too far from home.
There’s no doubt it’s a winning combination. The original track benefits greatly in its tuned down transition from shrill to chilled, and Meechy Darko’s gravelly vocals and dense rhyme schemes thrive when given the space to breathe over a scenic backdrop. Fingers crossed that both sides pursue the avenues this collab has unearthed.
*Sourced from Portugal. The Man’s incredibly thorough Wikipedia