It seems that anything Purity Ring have had a hand in this year has been met with massive critical acclaim and has been adored by everyone who has had the privilege of hearing their sickly sweet and grotesque output tenderly lick their eardrums.
That is until this collaboration with Danny Brown dropped earlier this week. A purity Ring/rap collaboration is something that has excited people all over the internet, with their dark electronic tracks almost crying out for a remix.
The track starts off rather promisingly, with Purity Ring’s ‘Belispeak‘ gaining some snare drums and occasional pitch changes. Despite not being a complete flop, Danny Brown’s input is rather unflattering to the Detroit rapper. In a seemingly desperate attempt to maintain a solid flow Brown tends to sacrifice the coherency of some words and phrases. The autotune is also something that Brown should have steered clear of in the hook, the use of which makes it almost laughable.
So there we have it, a blip on Purity Rings impeccable back catalogue. A blip we would rather not see repeated any time soon.
By Conor Giles
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