Lo and behold, a legend is upon us. Nearly a month ago, Zach Witness released a rousing mix of Cashmere Cat‘s “Rice Rain,” his introductory gospeldelic piano solo comfortably situated somewhere between Robert Glasper and Kanye West. With the premiere of his newest single, Witness stays fixated on this psychotropic vision of hyper-jack swing and exotic-angled drum n’ bass.
“Amen Love” carries itself unquestionably from start to finish as a rampant whirlwind of hypnotic groove. The first tones heard are that of a celestial, unassuming nature that augment and expound to headier, meteoric heights. Lips smacker to set off a volley of bottom-heavy bass rhythms, the jolting vocal sample hooked to the groove like a schizophrenic boomerang. Midway through, looming at the precipice of a climactic plunge, all goes silent. “Amen Love” strips back the harrowing hype for a gorgeous, 16-bar flirtation of funk-laden, salient soul expressions with Zach Witness on the keys. Ragging under the belly of this rapturous behemoth-like dance production is the dynamic consistency of jazz, à la Floating Points or Aphex Twin.
This new song—I’m in love.