Blending (and balancing) funk, R&B, soul and hip-hop, Cold English sound cool, confident and unabashedly enthusiastic as they run a ambitious gamut of genres on their new record. The local quintet make that easygoing verve, waved atop warm guitars, stirring keys and shimmied rhythms, pretty infectious with each jam rollicking along, flexed with the muscle of rock but calm and focused with the rhythm of soul, built up to an untroubled, collected resolve by some strong-willed, steadily cadenced hip-hop bars.
This aint simply rap-rock, demonstrated enough by their slow-dancing R&B ballad (Choose You,) charmed with chimes and seafoam-surf-frothed guitar riffs. Theyre distinguished by an overarching vibe of positivity, promoting community and dispelling any dwelling on negativity, strutting forth to get the job done, with battle-cry raps that go against the boastful stereotype of most Emcees: (I) Could give a fuck about a DollarIm tryna make change! [+]