A thick bottom-end can move mountains with the right amount of volume, and if you listen to “Call Me, I Miss Ya!,” the new single from the one and only Victor Pedro, as loud as your stereo can pump it out, then you definitely can expect such results. It doesn’t take longer than thirty seconds for this latest track from the Nigerian vocalist to suffocate us with the wallop of its enormous bassline, but its muscly construction isn’t an isolated feature in “Call Me, I Miss Ya!”. Victor Pedro is putting the pedal to the floor in this song, and giving R&B enthusiasts something to get excited about in 2019.
Pedro has never struck me as someone who gets butterflies in the studio, but he definitely sounds a lot more comfortable in this track than he has in the past. The words slip away from his lips with a gentle resonance that bleeds right into the bass and drum grind creating the grooves in the rhythm. He doesn’t rush himself here; he’s taking his time and letting every bit of sonic weight pummel us with its gargantuan strength and depression-displacing size. The bass isn’t the only source of heaviness in this song; whether it be the lyrics, the vocal or even the drums, everything in “Call Me, I Miss Ya!” is colossal by design.
The rhythm is well-defined by the percussion as well as the bass in this single, and it hypnotizes us with its stoic repetition right out of the gate. Even before the drums have come into view, the implied tempo is making our hips sway and encouraging us to throw our cares to the wayside. The beats get a little lumbering in certain places, but it’s all part of Pedro’s conceptual master plan to get us engaged on every level in this track.
I think that “Call Me, I Miss Ya!” has the potential to become a real favorite in Victor Pedro’s live gigs, and I say that because of the song’s surreal bones. The structure of this single is incredibly bendable, and with a raging crowd there to fuel his passion, it’s not hard to picture this track being extended into a ten minute jam that would have everyone in the club on their feet and swinging to the grooves. It’s admittedly not a traditional dance song, but that’s probably what makes it such an intriguing listen amidst the lackluster output of EDM and club-oriented hip-hop recently.
There’s a lot here for even the most discriminating of critics to dissect, but at the end of the day, I don’t know that R&B buffs will find a more engaging single out this season than they will in “Call Me, I Miss Ya!”. It’s got just enough of a vintage sonic profile to win over fans of the old school while boasting an exquisitely cosmopolitan style that will drive millennials of all backgrounds and tastes wild. This is a very thrilling time for new music, and Victor Pedro is showing himself to be one of the more fascinating artists in his scene with this all-new release.