Chances are you’ve heard NOT THE TWOS’, moniker of Tim Maxey, debut single before, that’s because the world was introduced to this song through Kendrick Lamar’s acclaimed album Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers, serving as the spine for the project. That’s how the majority of people first heard his sound, now we’re getting the opportunity to be introduced to his sound all over again but now from his perspective and boy is it worth it. The producer and artist from Chicago has already collaborate with a plethora of artists, ranging from Kendrick Lamar and Summer Walker to Baby Rose and Earthgang, it’s his solo stuff however that’ll keep you coming back for more.
PARADISE is sublime, there’s no other way of saying it. A lush chorus of spaced out vocals lead the track, lilting through the soundscape with a divine grace that will hypnotise you and transport you to a serene paradise. The production only helps this endeavour further as well, each well placed beat, riff and melody amplifies the beauty this multi-instrumentalist’s soundscape consistently delivers to us. It opens the book on what this artists story is, we get a little bit of insight and are patiently waiting for a time where we can turn the page and begin the next chapter. Prepare for greatness, NOT THE TWOS has that something special.