Complex is a man on a mission. First, we had ‘Let’s Do This’, and now we have this new release ‘Where We Came From’.
Hailing from Wales but now living in Hereford, Complex is one of the freshest names to come out of the hip hop space in recent times. He tells unique stories with his performances, and this one follows suit. It takes us on a trip back to his past. We hear him speak with pure emotion, and although it hasn’t been plain sailing, the singer cleverly explains how he has got to where he is today.
Musically, ‘Where We Came From’ arrives with plenty of energy and poise. Complex takes a slightly different approach with his music, and I relish that. He blends traditional singing vocals with rap bars flawlessly, and I could not help but find myself on his wavelength. The track starts with a bold piano intro lead and a backing vocal before a deep bass rhythm gets us locked in.
Vocally, Complex deserves a lot of credit. He is hitting all the right notes, and although I would relish a little more grit in his delivery, it does work tremendously well, and it makes for an impeccable listen. The chorus is also full of delight. He uses repetition, but it works because it cements his story.
Overall, it is a real release. What do I mean? I mean that he speaks with familiarity, similar to what we hear from the greats, including Eminem. As a result, many of us will be able to relate to his wording. For me, this track does take me back. I probably grew up around a similar time to Complex and what he speaks about, hits home to me.