Updated: Aug 21, 2020
Alexander and Jet link up once again following the success of 'Navy', with new track 'Let It Off'. This will be the second time these two have collaborated together and I'm sure we will be hearing a lot more of them in the future.
Alexander is a West London artist/producer that describes his sound as "blending contemporary hip hop with the aesthetic of east coast 90's rap". He, along with Jet, is one of the most unique sounds coming from the new wave scene, taking influence from Playboi Carti, Lancey Foux, Lil Yachty and even A Tribe Called Quest. He has been sending waves throughout the scene since his arrival for is convivial and diversified sounds.
This new drop,'Let It Off' is the classic, uplifting, congenial style that we heard from Alexander and Jet in 'Navy' which has recently hit 20,000 streams on Spotify alone. This is definitely the start of something different in the London scene with the likes of Elijah Aike and Lingani all being involved in this new sound.
Here's what Alexander had to say about the track:
“I’d love to say there is some profound meaning behind Let It Off, but it isn’t that deep, the whole track came about in around an hour, it was a fun session and I think that's reflected well in the song”.
Here's what Jet had to say about 'Let It Off':
“I pulled up to the session a bit late, I heard the track and just connected with it straight away, and it was finished 30 minutes later”.
The West London duo are trying to spread the awareness of this new sound with people having a different opinion on what it should be called, while Alexander and Jet prefer referring to it as "The birth of Pretty Boy Trap".
“Let It Off” captures a new genre for UK music, and while it has been described by fans as happy-confidence, the two insist that what you are listening to is the birth of “Pretty Boy Trap”.
Artwork by: Benjamin Salmon (@socasalmon_art)
'Let It Off' is produced by NYE-FYE (@prodby.nye.fye), it beams confidence that lends us to Jet and Alexander's more melodic singing styles. Clearly the guys enjoyed making the track and that is a common theme throughout both their music.
Alexander and Jet have collaborated with CSM First Year and local artist, Benjamin Salmon for the track's visual treatment, being the brains behind the artwork for the album cover and their upcoming music video which is set to be released soon so keep an eye out for that and we will be sure to feature it on our website too.
Words by: Sam Pyke
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