There’s a short little essay on the Friendly Noise site about how long we’ve been waiting for new music from Most Valuable Players and how great it is that after two years there are finally some new songs. Unfortunately what they don’t say is that these two new songs are such a huge disappointment.
For a second or two at the start of “Rondo” it sounds like MVP might be up to their old tricks but then the scratchy beat fades into the background replaced by lazy off-kilter vocals. To my ears this is a drastic departure from the more high energy urban tracks from their debut “You In Honey”. If this is your first exposure to MVP perhaps you’ll like this track but if you’re an old fan I expect you’ll feel the same as I do.
Since I’ve never really been exposed to Robotboy’s music before I’m more willing to give his songs a chance and his track “September” has immediately crept under my skin. There’s one more song by each of these artists on the Friendly Noise site here.