Thick with lust and longing, "Guarded" is the first single from Chicago singer Dre Green's forthcoming mixtape on The-Drum's Lo Motion record label. The-Drum jump in on production duties for Green too, bringing their faded R&B vibe to the party. Take my heart somewhere new, Green sings in an exhausted tone over their sweetly disheveled beat. That's until the last minute or so when–taking a leaf out of Prince's book a la "If I Was Your Girlfriend"–the song descends into darker territory, like a crush gone psycho. Watch out, world.
April 30, 2014