Devon Brown’s music is as authentic as melodic hip-hop. “killing Dreams” showcases an artist with a passion for music and lyrics, an artist with new lines, a genuine sense of storytelling, and a characterful lead voice.
“killing Dreams” is a huge track. Every moment of the stunning production means everything hits hard, from the minimal and upfront nature of the first few bars to the solid and explosive energy of the finale. The introduction alone, as simple an idea as it is, draws you in with its creative approach. The lyrics are full of character and honesty, the words speak the truth. The speed and subtlety of the performance is excellent. “killing Dreams”, The song is for two childhood friends who passed away due to their life journey. Their spirits are at peace now.
If anything, the track is too short, but that’s the nature of the game. The energy of the track is intense and gives off an uplifting, upbeat, motivational mood that lingers long after listening to the vibes it brings. For a genre labeled as anything less than clear or crisp or clean, this unique offering is as beautifully finished as can be, and it works brilliantly in the context of the music.
The track’s hook keeps the energy at a slightly amped-up level with an underlying, easygoing musical vibe. Lyrically there is a touch of darkness at times, mostly because of the undeniable truth the artist presents his audience with. The lyrics reflect real life, and the return to the hook keeps that uplifting element timeless and powerful.
The hook, and indeed the overall atmosphere of the track, pays homage to classic melodic hip-hop from yesteryear. Not overusing electronic samples or aimlessly aiming with the creative mix, the music has a subtle touch of organic music. The track is modest, but it hits with energy, and the artist’s lead vocals and flow will bring true melodic hip-hop fans back again and again. When you listen to this song, it is just here to help spark the mind that will change the world. That’s his purpose.