Avalon – [$uicideboy$]

I remember back in the day a few years ago, I was just beginning to realize how few boundaries there were when it comes to music, so I literally looked out to try and find some of the most diverse, individualistic artists I could experience just to see how far the boundaries could stretch. That’s when I came across $uicideboy$, a duo of cousins that literally took the music world and flipped it on its head, but of course, you probably already know that if you’re reading this right now.

While I’ve been genuinely curious to know what their next move was going to be considering it seems like it has been quite some time since their last release and they used to drop EPs and mixtapes like once a week, I was beyond excited to wake up to the news that they released a brand-new song entitled “Avalon”, and it takes me back to the early days of their careers. When pressing play, you’re smacked in the face with a beat made by Sambo Bachrack, PVLACE, and Budd Dwyer (Scrim’s production alter ego).

When dissecting it, there is a classic sample and vocal chop that is nothing new to $uicideboy$ listeners, and this is elevated by always thunderous and pungent drums as well as tapping percussion and a high-pitched, sliding synth that tickles the surface of the beat. When Scrim begins, he uses his higher delivery that seems playful but also sinister, allowing his ad-libs to deliver the majority of the aggression while his main layer of vocals just seems to play with the beat effortlessly. When Ruby comes in for the second verse, though, he shows off his multiple personalities in one place as he constantly rotates through the various voices and deliveries that he has shown off throughout his lengthy and impressive career thus far, proving that he’s one artist you don’t want to test or mess with.

Although I used to be much more heavily invested in the $uicideboy$ than I have been recently, I literally rejoice when I realize they dropped new music because even people who try and copy their style or sound can’t come even close to mastering it as much as this dynamic duo has, so I always know we’re in for a treat with every new release. While I feel like Scrim brings us back down to the depths of Hell with his sinister deliveries, Ruby shows off a different side of the group that is a bit more playful and spirited, so they’ve always just worked unbelievably well together. I can’t wait to see what other tricks the $uicideboy$ have up their sleeves, but I know whatever it is it’s going to be magnificent, so make sure to check out their latest release entitled “Avalon” below.