G-Side pay attention. They pay attention to what people say about them on the internet, they're active on Twitter. They engage with listeners and explore the world around them. This can be good and it can be bad. If an artist gets to wrapped up in all the shit then they lose track of themselves and become what people say about them. Less about following their own inclinations and more about making people happy. It's a frustrating place to be: you want to please your listeners but you want to do what inspires you musically as well. G-Side's The One...Cohesive sits right in the middle. Read just about any writing on the duo (including stuff on this site) and you'll see that there's a lot of talk about their signature sound, which is organic and warm while still sounding somewhat alien—genre crossing without boundary, and a bunch of stuff that references Dungeon Family, who they do a good job of being inspired by without blatantly emulating. It's on this record, though, that they really come into their own. Bringing in other Huntsville luminaries like Kristmas and G-Mane and Jhi Ali to help summarize their last couple years, filtered through a complex web of distant samples and drums that sound like they're wrapped in velvet. It's essentially the musical equivalent of 2001: A Space Odyssey. Beautiful moments of abstraction that sound like they're beamed from space—ultra private but with an undeniable connection to the human world. You can stream the record for free on their Bandcamp, and if you're into it, it's there to buy as well.
Stream: G-Side, The One...Cohesive Album