Though London artist/producer/singer-songwriter Dean Blunt (and Inga Copeland) have apparently left the Hype Williams group in the midst of their 18-year recording jaunt, the prolific creative is still going. Blunt has been working with his Babyfather group, releasing two songs in the past week. The two releases showcase his versatility, as they come from decidedly disparate sonic approaches.
His “419” track is brooding trap, a sinister composition embellished with a dreamy undertone.
Most recently, Babyfather dropped “Skywalker freestyle.” Sampling Kate Bush’s “Wuthering Heights,” Blunt uses his monotone, all-powerful voice to hover atop the ethereal beat with a spoken word delivery. His free associative lyrics run the spectrum from him chest-thumping that he’s “in the same place with the same crowd,” to ruing an unlucky guy who’s “gonna cry cause he lost her.”
Lose who? It’s all pretty vague, but the coalescence of his delivery with the emotive air guitar loop is enthralling nonetheless.
You can listen to “Skywalker Freestyle” below.