New Music: A.Chal – Gazi

“A MOODY AND SELF REFLECTIVE RECORD WHERE I SHARE THE REALITY OF LIVING ON THE BLURRED LINE BETWEEN ‘MAKING IT HAPPEN’ AND ‘FAKING IT TILL YOU MAKE IT”

This song starts off with one of the most relaxing chord progressions I have heard this year. A. CHAL (aka Alejandro Chal) and Count Justice mix these euphoric keys, with some minutely distorted bass to create a record that could be played in both a midday yoga session, or in the car with your homies.

A.CHAL’S smooth voice helps to carve the song out into the chilled out banger that it is. The minimalism in the lyrics leaves the listener to derive their own meaning from the song. The chorus rings “Gotta , get it, work it, flip it, spend it, make it, back whoa.” The first thing that comes to mind is drug dealing. Riding around the town at “4AM” to a “dangerous place” A.CHAL certainly seems to be on the verge of selling some serious dope. However, At the risk of sounding cliché, the song is likely utilizing the often-used drug to music metaphor. He’s facing both danger and uncertainty in his path to musical success.

I fail to find any really big negatives with this song. Comparing it to the rest of his musical repertoire, I consider the song rather tame (keep in my mind I have just recently learnt about this man). His previous songs have a rather raw feeling to them, filled with distortion, and dark synths. This song feels too clean when compared to the others. This isn’t a bad thing, it displays A.CHAL’S ability to create works with diversity; he isn’t a one trick pony.

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