RJD2 - Temperamental (ft. Phonte Coleman)

11/12/2013 Tunes For Loons 0 Comments

RJD2 - Temperamental (ft. Phonte Coleman)





While a lot of the focus of this blog is on up and coming acts, there are occasionally new releases from bigger names. RJD2, while probably not known by your mom, is an ABSOLUTE LEGEND, and probably the one of only 2 reasons (looking at you Moby) that sampling is used for purposes other than rap (that was a really big statement...I'm probably wrong but this is my blog so I can say what I want amirite?). Coming off RJD2's first release since 2010, "Temperamental" is an evenly paced song with equal parts snare, horns, and jangly piano. Top that off with lyrically depressing crooning from Phonte Coleman ("Maybe I'm a victim of my own defenses....I'll burn it all down," we get a delightful contradiction. Sad song, happy tune. It's no Ghostwriter, but I'll take it.    P.S. I know this is rude, but does RJD2 not resemble an older less attractive Calvin Harris....)