Hoffy Beats and RINZ.'s new EP "Still Waiting" takes us on an emotional journey--with "Memories" reminding us of the good times, "Empty Streets" bringing us back to reality, the title track "Still Waiting" showing us the peace in being present, and finally, "Strange Places" giving us hope for the new way forward.
A year-long project made in the uncertain times, this EP could even be considered the emotional journey of the artists themselves in musical form.
First in line from this fresh EP is "Memories". This track perfectly symbolizes being caught off-guard by a memory. Imagine going about your day and suddenly remembering the last time you were at a beach-- the warm sunshine, the loud waves, the cold water and the salty air! A memory so strong, that it sets an emotional theme for the day... A mood so intense, that it drags by your side like a colourful shadow! This funky track with its long guitar sequences makes us want to indulge in one such memory. The dreamy bridge sequence lets this memory linger in our minds and float around for the rest of the day!
“Empty Streets” is a track that brings you straight back to the present. With intense beat drops that hit you hard like reality, this song emphasises the need to take things seriously. The artists gently remind us of the harsh truths with undertones of shots and sirens. There's beauty in accepting reality and cherishing it. This beat makes sure of that!
“Still Waiting” is a downtempo beat about the journey before we find the end. When things are up in the air, you never know how it'll turn out; you never know if the mango seed you planted, will eventually yield mangoes. But, if you're patient, you might get a new perspective on why you're waiting! This calming melody filled with resonant tones lets you take the time to reflect on what's important and enjoy the present.
The final track of the EP takes you into "Strange Places", emotionally speaking. The interplay of the layered guitar and piano sequence reflects the back and forth between the two musicians creating this song. Their sanguine ideas echo into our ears and take root in our hearts. This beautiful melody chimes a magical ‘happy place’ into existence!