Basecamp – “Emmanuel”
Pairs Well With…Frank Ocean, The Weeknd, James Blake
It doesn’t take long for Basecamp’s debut single “Emmanuel” to take hold. A swirl of reversed fragments of sound kicks off the highlight track, bubbling vibrating vocal harmonies within seconds. This experimentation continues, but instead of diving backwards into a sonic abyss, Basecamp flip the script and turn “Emmanuel” into slithery R&B song. A sense of yearning resides through Basecamp’s introductory EP, taking elements of hip hop and pop R&B and filtering them through a trio of creative minds. The detail in Basecamp’s production is meticulous and tight, a headphone record for sure. It’s wild that this sound is coming out of Nashville, guess there are some darker, mysterious hideouts in Music City these days.