Home is still where the heart is and from the beats to the rhymes, and the life experiences it draws upon, Come Back Home is a memorial montage of the unwavering warmth and fleeting familiarity of one’s stomping grounds. Part inspired by tales of old wrestlers spending time on the road, Kinetik effortlessly flows over the beat and discovers some snug pockets in his delivery. In the first verse, he describes the home comforts that make him smile like fresh bed sheets and a mug with his name on it. For the second verse, he launches into a scathing and sarcastic commentary about the devastating effects of gentrification. Terem’s smooth guitar plucks, seductive bass line and hook melody come together to sound and feel like a family group hug in front of the fireplace. To top it all off, frequent collaborator, Imperial, skillfully cuts in the infamous quote from the late Prodigy from Shook Ones Part II where he says “if I die, I couldn’t choose a better location”. Very apt indeed and it makes the hardcore sound beautiful.
Come Back Home is out now on Illect Recordings.