Minnesota emcee Sims just released a new track called “Brutal Dance.” Over a glitchy beat produced by ICETEP, the Doomtree member manages to express a certain passion and urgency, both in the lyrics and his delivery of them. “Brutal Dance” is off of Sims’ forthcoming album, More Than Ever, out on November 4th via Doomtree Records.
Here’s what Sims had to say about the new track:
I love this beat. I think ICETEP captured some amazing feeling in this one, big rises and falls, sweeping synths, I don’t know, there is just something unique and special about that beat to me. This was the first beat I got for this album, and it was the last song I finished; I wound up turning it in the day before we went to mastering. The song is about immediacy, and that sense of desperation in immediacy. I wrote this in memoriam of some lost friends. Something woke in me when they died. Something fierce and urgent. And I wanted to share that sense of urgency on this song, to share that expression of being relentlessly present and driven to do whatever it is that you want to do.