Scott Delta and SkomaZOM make an impressive pair on “BLEED4ME”, the first track from the former’s new album.
Scott Delta is becoming a 108MICS regular, and “BLEED4ME” shows exactly why. The song is a booming intersection of pop and darker aesthetics, with intense and mysterious production from ziDiiL. Every artist involved gives the song a crazed energy, there’s true instability in the voice of Scott Delta and even more so in SkomaZOM, who prioritises melody over legibility to a superbly warped effect. “BLEED4ME” embraces a cold, empty space. Delta and Skoma make a tactically-minded duo, their individual emotions are merely conduits for a grander sonic world. The hook finds Delta crooning with honesty and vulnerability that contrasts greatly against ziDiiL’s deceptively chilly arrangement. Cleansed digital tones sweep in like smoke in a cavern, obscuring lyrical details with another form of spectacle. It’s – in a word – arresting.
Enyu have always thrived on the characteristic flair of their members, and “BLEED4ME” is no different. SkomaZOM in particular is wraith-like and haunting without so much as raising his voice. His delivery is erratic, occasionally falling beneath the tidal pulse of the beat’s unstoppable bass. Delta makes a far bigger impression than usual, unforgettably tortured amidst this storm of deception. “I wanna make you scream… I give you what you need” is split between utter malice (assured by an utterly deranged delivery) and extreme devotion – it really is appropriate to talk in extremes here. This tune is the opposite of muted, with both harmony and conflict totally unavoidable.
“BLEED4ME” feels like a renewal for Scott Delta. It’s impact is only rivalled by a gripping sense of hurt – it’s left to the listener to put the pieces together and create their own version of events. It’s hard to focus on anything. It’s both elated and weaponised, immediate and untrackable, a powerful display of a crew at their most erratic.
Listen to “BLEED4ME” here.
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