AZADI.mp3 - NAZAR

  • Gymnastic, inventive pop with a punk attitude and a junglist flair.
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  • In the first half of "Nazar," Azadi.mp3 carries the energy of a dormant volcano—"trying to keep my rage in check," she repeats. It's a mantra that feels futile surrounded by lyrics about venomous texts and crying in the back of taxis. As stomping drums gain momentum, you get the feeling the track is about to explode. When it does, it erupts into a plume of gritty dancehall and searing dubstep. Ghostly vocal slices haunt the instrumental, jittery and subversive like intrusive thoughts trying to take the wheel. Even after the ash settles, "Nazar" lingers in the air, a series of startling images and moods that goes by in a flash.