Green & Gold is the new collaborative project between UK-based hip-hop musicians Mr Key and Greenwood Sharps. With gorgeous, synth-led production from Greenwood Sharps and intricate lyricism from Mr Key, this project is a great one, really capturing a reflective and eclectic tone throughout its 7 tracks.
The ethereal opener “The Good Intentions Paving Co.” features poetic and rather optimistic lyrics and a wonderful flow from Mr Key, who really excels on this track. The beautiful, melodic instrumental to “That’ll Be The Day” complements Mr Key’s honest lyricism, while “Luv Is All U Need M8” is a beautiful R&B inspired track that is incredibly poignant lyrically. The harder-hitting “Go Outside” is complemented by gorgeous synths and effects that add a mesmeric tone to the track. “G&G / Vonneguts” is another gorgeous track featuring ethereal guitar leads and lyrics about self and love. “Chapada Diamantina” closes the album brilliantly with more of a boom-bap beat, complemented by synth keys and a beautiful aura, again with lyrics about beauty and love. Overall it’s an uplifting record, with Mr Key’s more poetic, inspiring lyrics and Greenwood Sharps’ beautifully textured production throughout.
Listen to Mr Key & Greenwood Sharps’ new project Green & Gold below via Bandcamp and don’t forget to support! Released via High Focus Records.