MUGEN! The Human continues his artistic renaissance on “Zoro”
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MUGEN! The Human is an artist who has gotten increasingly more conceptual with his music as time has gone on. His songwriting has gotten more concise, his pen game has improved leaps and bounds and the emotional depth of his subject matter has deepened as well. On “Zoro,” a cut he recently dropped off on Soundcloud, he has reached a whole new level of artistic maturity — and he did all of it from his own iPhone.
Entirely self-produced, “Zoro” is the most multi-dimensional track MUGEN! has done. The song starts off with some busy sounding string sections that increase in tension, leading right into his first verse. Utilizing a triple-time flow and a rap-sung delivery, he drops some hardcore flex bars about his place in the music scene as well as his relationship with the people he holds close. The first section of this track is boisterous and triumphant.
The floor quickly drops out in the second part of the song when a gentle synth-progression softens the mood. The bragging quickly turns to self-deprecation as MUGEN! croons on about his shortcomings to a lover of his. Instrumentally, this part of the song is absolutely beautiful, as a beautiful guitar melody pops in over the synths.
The mood picks up again after yet another beat switch, which turns the song into a full blown rock number. The strings and drums are explosive and MUGEN! takes on the roll of lead vocalist. It is yet another fork in the road in terms of mood, ending the song on an unexpected note.
“Zoro” sees MUGEN! The Human dealing in movements. It is a journey that takes the listener on a myriad of different peaks and valleys, ultimately landing in a place of triumphant resolve. He continues to take bigger and bigger risks with each passing release, yet he also keeps driving the ball out of the park, even with his unorthodox recording methods. To quote him directly: “It doesn’t matter where or how it’s made, as long as it’s heard.”
“Zoro” is now available on Soundcloud. Stream it here:https://soundcloud.com/mugenthehuman
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