PREMIERE: Daz Rinko Gives Up on “Following Love”
Some breakups are just too messy
With some pitched down humming that harmonizes soaring synths, Daz Rinko’s “Following Love” takes flight. Joined by a punchy beat and a funk bass line, the Memphis artist raps in sing-song about heartbreak. The hook, which repeats the mantra that you “Can’t keep following love,” spills across the song with fuzzy distortion and reverb, countered by a clear female backing vocal. Daz’s underwater bridge takes aim at the shorty who made him feel this way with lines like, “You ain’t got no conscience girl, you ain’t got no lovin’ girl.”
It was written after a particularly bad break up, Daz tells Mass Appeal. “We actually broke it off a day before my last tape dropped. I really tried to take from all my past relationships while writing it in its entirety, though.”
The melodies and tones, produced by Donato, are reminiscent of The Pharcyde’s “Runnin’,” evoking a similar vibe about similar subject matter. Daz ties his sound in with Goldlink’s future bounce wave, a bright, danceable genre-blending sound with rap at its core. Watch for a new Daz Rinko EP to drop sometime soon.