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Song You Need: Clip’s “Fall Back” is a masterclass in letting it all go

The NYC rapper returns with her first new material of the year.

August 02, 2022
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Speaking about "Fall Back" in a statement, spirited New York rapper Clip said she "wanted to channel pretty girl music while still talking my shit." There's no denying the song, which will feature on her EP Perception when it drops September 8, is very pretty. Producer Sachy has landed on some sort of drum 'n bass/ chopped-and-screwed hybrid that makes the whole thing sound like a rave being submerged under water. Luckily Clip floats at all times and she rises above the expanse below her with important questions such as "Why these bitches on my dick?" as well as general frustration with the men hitting up her phone.

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There's a euphoric quality to "Fall Back" that pushes through the real-world problems Clip talks about in her rhymes and through into something more dream-like, as if she has transcended those around her and is observing from on high. It's an undeniability great position to chat your shit from and "Fall Back" showcases her ability to do two key things any rapper needs: pick interesting beats and sound disgusted with everyone around you.

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Song You Need: Clip’s “Fall Back” is a masterclass in letting it all go