Up and coming UK rapper Sways combines deft, crisp flows with breezy instrumental vibes and refreshing, conscious lyricism on new single ‘Sweet One’. An artist with a rejuvenating take on UK rap, he binds the influence of old school hip hop with the ever expanding and blossoming British scene, to manufacture his own modern and growingly garnished sound. On ‘Sweet One’, the laidback timbre and decisive flows help make sure his latest summery offering is a success.
The vibrant beat is made up of a hypnotic high pitched keys sample, which is juxtaposed by some crunchy, harsh percussion to form a relaxing yet upbeat instrumental. The production is spacious and cloudy. Sways leisurely progressive tone is compelling, while his conversational flows offer some personality and magnetism. The songwriting brings together themes of subtle modernism, love and relationships and mental development and understanding in an astute fashion.
Enjoyable and intelligent, this is a solid entry from Sways to add to his impressive discography.