D-Saro’s motto is ‘true stories, deep lyrics, real life, gimmicks’ and man, is this an accurate description when it comes to his music. His two previous releases: salvation-themed ‘Save Me’ and the touching, celebrity-backed (Stormzy, Harry Kane) charity single ‘Fight Like Micky’, written to raise money for a local youngster struggling with a rare form of leukaemia, certainly had the deep and true categories filled.
His new track- the focus of this review- ‘Conundrum’ is a bit lighter when it comes to subject matter- but it might just be the realest urban track in the past year. Detailing D-Saro’s fight to ‘get his hands on a lump sum’ to ‘make enough money to get out of the dungeon’: a tale that is all too familiar to those caught up deep in the urban jungle of greater London. It is also a song of aspiration and grift, taking on a motivational edge.
The song features island style-instrumentals and a funky bassline, alongside with an insanely catchy chorus. ‘Conundrum’ incorporates elements of the dancehall and reggaeton vibe associated with Yxng Bane and Shakka, although D-Saro’s MC style is more reminiscent of the stark realism of grime artists like JME and Stormzy. This is a track that has a clear cross-generic appeal: there is as much for the casual pop fan as there is for those already deep into the dancehall and afro-beat scene.
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