There is something in the waters of Oakland, California, and it has a way of making some really talented independent artists. FastwayE is a bay area native with a soulful hip-hop sound. He is creative and smooth with this record, "Seeing." The production of this song is strong and gives the listener something to look forward to.
Bop: We love a subtle groove over here. "Seeing" is a bop that is reminiscent of a Lil Baby type song. It is dreamy and a bit spooky, which gives for a very sexy song. FastwayE is promising to pick her up and fly her out (he sounds proactive, ladies!) but it isn't cheesy. It is a seductive invitation; a love song with a lot of room for ass shaking. And who doesn't love shaking ass to a love song?
Airpods Quality: The song plays very well out of the airpods. FastwayE's vocals feel almost acoustical; they are raw, which adds to the dreaminess of the song. The mixing of this song are also really amazing. His ad-libs make you forget that he's singing (the Drake effect, if you will). Not to mention, the final production of the song plays with the swing throughout the speakers. Overall, very solid production quality on this track.
Knock Value: The only way to shake ass to a love song is if it is KNOCKIN'. This song has great knock that isn't too overpowering for a trap-n-b song like, "Seein." FastwayE also gives the beat a chance by pulling back his main vocals, and allowing the adlibs and production to shine. To be quite honest, this is the perfect song for the strip clubs.
Misogyny Meter: He says he'll pick you up and fly you out... I think the ladies gon' love it 😂. With influences like Drake, it is hard to miss out on the possibility of an artist promising a lady the world, much like with FastwayE. He is really going for it with the love lyrics.
A great song to review from an artist with a lot to offer, and clearly so much more to come. This is a recently released song, and we are honored to be apart of FastwayE's journey of an independent artist. Where there is room for improvement, FastwayE sounds determined in his music. So much so, we want to review a second song. Keep reading...
FastwayE has a really solid catalogue of music available on Spotify for you all to check out. There is a great variety of music to choose from within the trap-n-b genre. Of them all, "On the road" may be one of my favorites. I really like to hear an indie artist be conversational in a song. It shows their personality and gives the listeners an idea of who the artist is.
Bop: On the road is a lowkey bop. The hook ("fuck it, ima throw some money tonight,") is such a catchy line, it instantly makes the song addictive.
Airpods Quality: The beat is dope on this song. It is simple, but the keys in the background make for a watery vibe; the swing is also really appeasing to the ear. It is also a quick listen for times when you just need a quick and easy vibe to ride along to.
Knock Value: This beat is almost boom-bappy. So there's not to much to the 808s in this song, if any at all. But that's not a bad thing. This song is still really solid. I think the mysterious vibe to the song is intentional. It feels like a freestyle, but the atmosphere still feels planned.
Misogyny Meter: A lot of FastwayE's songs are pretty straight-forward and inclusive. None are too aggressive and always give space for the listener to enjoy the song with their friends of all genders. Which, nowadays, is kind of hard to do given that mainstream music is almost demanding that artists violate women. It is refreshing that so many independent artists are able to produce music that doesn't feed into that narrative.
FastwayE gives a lot to every track, but you can tell he doesn't want to do too much on the song. He knows what works for a hook or in the pocket of a song and sticks to it.
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