Instrumental: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 5/5: The backing track is whimsical, with a killer bass-line, sporadic double tap snares and floods you with melody during the chorus. The arrangement makes this instrumental work even more.
Engineering (Mixing Matters!): 🔥🔥🔥🔥 4/5: The beat is engineered perfectly, although the vocals get slightly washed out via extensive reverb and layering. But, I’m sure that it is more of a blatant artistic choice, opposed to a mistake.
Lyrical Content: 🔥🔥🔥 3/5: Romance, and honesty seem to be the theme of this song. There’s nothing that stands out in particular, but both Tei Shi and Dev spin a solid tale with their back and forth.
Flow: 🔥🔥🔥🔥 4/5: The instrumental does most of the heavy lifting in this song, and both artists float over it, giving enough space to create a vibe.
Perform-ability (Will an audience engage with this song?): 🔥🔥🔥 3/5: This song wouldn’t be the opener or closer of a performance, but definitely a solid middle groove to hold fans over until they get to the hits.
Overall?: 🔥🔥🔥🔥 3.8 / 5: Tei Shi and Dev Hynes should really drop a whole project together and then go on tour. Every time they collab; It seems to be a bop!