dvsn's shadowy '90s R&B redux project—Nineteen85, the producer who helped with some of Drake's biggest hits, is involved, but we don't know much else—struck again last night with "Hallucinations." This one is a little different than his previous offerings: the steady bass chug pushes the song towards the Rock&B ballads favored by Miguel. The lyrics are pure anguish: I'm haunted by you, you/ Fall asleep and dream of you/ Late at night I scream for you. Like the last dvsn song, "Too Deep," "Hallucinations" understands the breathtaking power of sudden bursts of harmony. Listen below.
December 24, 2015