Garrison Hawk joins Loud Apartment on reggae infused single rebellion

Not only is the latest single, Rebellion, built on some reggae grooves and backbeats, although it is much more creatively driven to be merely labelled as a reggae song, the icing on the cake is also that they have invited Garrison Hawk, perhaps best known as a long-term collaborator of Tricky and Sly & Robbie, among other notable artists, along to provide some authentic toasting to add the vocal spice and making for a wonderful dynamic contrast with the smoother vocals of the verses.

Although Loud Apartment’s music is often ornate and complex, here they opt for restraint and understatement, setting up exotic grooves and neat beats as a platform, adding those two blends of contrasting vocals to the top line of the song and then leaving the middle-ground wonderfully sparse. Less is indeed more. In this case, much much more.