Signed to GRiZ’s All Good Records, this New Orleans-based trio: Russell Scott, Andrew Block, and Devin Trusclair have teamed up with notable lyricist ProbCause – Chance the Rapper and Action Bronson collaborator – for an electro-funk track calling out the current predicament of the United States government. This improv-driven group utilizes elements of both classic instrumentation, including the piano and guitar, supplemented with innovative electronic production to rhythmically bolster the already-impactful message of the song.
“World Gone Crazy” immediately serves a concoction of funky bass-lines and grunge-rock vibes laced throughout the near four-minute track. The tempo of the song takes dips with a sensual female vocalist, but more noticeably, ProbCause’s powerful lyrics call on the hysteria of the American people given the present-day political climate. At one point, he refers to the United States government as a cause of “panic inside the people,” that has resulted in “defiance growing wider,” really focusing on the magnitude through which a body of government has negatively impacted lives. The guitar solo at the tail-end of the track, augmented with a in-your-face bass, add an aggressive tone to the critical lyrics spat by ProbCause.
With tracks like “World Gone Crazy,” The Russ Liquid Test prove their versatility with both traditional instruments and electronic production. Stay tuned for more funky basslines and genre-fusing on their EP ‘World Gone Crazy’ out November 3rd.