“Swinging left-coast hyphy electro-soul” is the easiest way to describe Love Is Killing Me, production trio Savoy’s collaboration with Jurassic 5-affiliated rap veteran Charli 2na from their upcoming Monstercat EP, Thousand Years.
What normally becomes the space in a track for a double-time twerk drop instead becomes this sumptuous space for fat-breaking and electro-driven soul to develop. Charli 2na doesn’t head in the direction of Pusha T-style histrionics here, but instead lays back, settles into the groove, and adds a delicate touch that doesn’t dominate the mix. A fantastic addition to a GRiZ-style set of jams, it’s a funky outlier that’s still a well-crafted winner.
Pre-order the Thousand Years EP ahead of its Dec. 2 release date here.