New York-based musician and producer Eames High (real name Arthur Fitch) shows mental and spiritual growth in this atmospheric track that updates the late-2000s art-rock sound for the current R&B-favoring audience. On “$.L.I.M,” Eames ruminates on self-love and advises people to practice it by saving themselves from toxic people. (You can’t love somebody/and not yourself).
The track starts slow and seductive and goes into a lush, almost-psychedelic sound, simulating the feelings of ecstasy and relief that come with the realization of a greater truth. The lyrics of this track inform us that the greater truth here is that failing to remove toxic people from your life means risking the danger of becoming like them. (I guess I’ll see ya when I see ya/wouldn’t wanna f***in’ be ya).
The production and mixing on this track are top-notch, and the credit for this goes to Eames High as well as his mentor and collaborator, veteran mastering engineer Alan Douches (LCD Soundsystem, Brand New). The vocals and the instrumentation are produced masterfully; they come together to create an isolating mood that takes the listener into the artist’s headspace. With his well-developed rock sound, Eames High’s music will win you over fast. “$.L.I.M” demonstrates his ability to convey relatable ideas in exciting ways. We suggest that you keep your eyes on High; we expect big things from him.
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