U.K. production outfit God Colony have made waves over the past couple years with their fight-talking collaborations with south London MC Flohio and Tennessee rapper Bbymutha. On their latest single "Howling," they've teamed up with spoken word artist and MC Kojey Radical and independent R&B singer Ebi Pamere for a distinctly more introspective track. As Ebi laments, "I wish that I could say that I will always be around," God Colony's adventurous, angular production slowly clamors to a crescendo like anxious thoughts crowding into your mind.
"This is a love song about an old relationship; about two people simultaneously drifting away from each other," God Colony explained to The FADER in an email. "The lyrics in the chorus were actually written long ago. A lot of love songs talk about it from one person's perspective, but this is from both — that feeling where everyone knows when it’s over, and love has turned into something weirder that we don't have a name for. Working with Kojey was a dream, we've never seen a vocalist work like him in the studio, totally unique. In this song is the best metaphor for texting you'll ever hear. See if you can spot it."