The Unusuals are an emerging powerhouse hailing from the Pacific Northwest, and they initially caught my attention with their track “The Wake,” which was released in late March. Now, they have graced us with yet another offering in the form of their latest single, “My Name.” This track features Theory Hazit and showcases the mesmerizing vocals of Tiffany Wilson. Today, the song has been officially released, accompanied by a lyric video.
Right from the opening verse, it becomes evident that the production of “My Name” is nothing short of exceptional. The song presents a meticulously crafted low-key and chilled sonic experience, radiating a soothing energy that complements the gravity of the lyrics and the storytelling. Which is something I really enjoyed about the duos previous single.
For me, the storytelling was a standout aspect of The Unusuals’ work, and “My Name” is no exception. The track boasts thought-provoking verses that delve into profound themes of struggle, faith, and self-discovery from a young age. The lyrics paint a vivid and introspective picture of individuals navigating through a world brimming with adversity, as they search for their rightful place within it.
The opening verse delves deep into the challenges faced, recounting a gritty upbringing and the allure of the streets. Despite the hardships, it recognizes personal growth and resilience. The lyrics exude a sense of pride and self-awareness, acknowledging the struggles faced while maintaining a connection to one’s roots.
The chorus of the track, beautifully delivered by Tiffany Wilson, is a true highlight. It serves as a spiritual plea, seeking guidance and protection amidst the turbulence of the streets. It emphasizes the profound connection to ancestral wisdom and the unwavering belief in divine intervention. The mysterious essence coursing through one’s veins signifies an and enduring link to the past.
And for me, ene of the notable verses of the track is its critique of society and politics, exposing the lack of fairness in a corrupt world. It reveals how those in power manipulate and deceive, while highlighting the constant battle for personal freedom and individuality in a system that tends to enforce conformity.
The guys deliver impressive skills and versatility, delivering clever and powerful lyrics. It’s the type of track that immediately grabs your attention, yet invites deeper exploration. They openly reveals vulnerability and humility, acknowledging imperfections and past errors, while also expressing unwavering faith and resilience. There is a deep respect for ancestors and cultural heritage, intertwined with a bold embrace of personal uniqueness and artistic innovation.
The track serves as a powerful and poetic expression of struggles and hopes. The lyrics are raw and honest, painting a vivid picture of the harsh realities of drug dealing, violence, and death. Yet, amidst the trials, there shines a resolute spirit, fueled by resilience and faith. The delivery of the bars with a smooth and confident flow, match the mood of the song. The beat is both catchy and soulful, and plus I just love that gospel-like hymn sample that adds a touch of nostalgia and spirituality in the chorus. “My Name” stands as a masterpiece of storytelling and skills, and I highly recommend everyone keep their eyes and ears on Xperience and Ninjaface, as their tracks have just been amazing so far.