Scorcher maintains his presence & dominance on the scene with 'Gargoyle'

Scorcher returns with "Gargoyle". A second single from the rappers recovery, and one that holds just as much character, direct bars and overcast passion as the first.

The North London rapper seems to continue the narrative of his previous single "Could Be Worse" as he maintains a dark tone; life-telling bars; and callous attitude. The 1:48 minute track is nearly a part two and definitely holds our interest on the fresh-out MC.

Produced by TenBillion Dreams, this record is cold, and seems to set Scorcher, isolated away, from society to speak his reality and thoughts. Aggressive bark samples and deep vocal growls amp up the tension and sinister atmosphere from the beginning, whilst the chilling melody fades in the mix. This slow tempo'ed track initiates trap percussion and dominant subs. If "Could Be Worse's" unusual and unique sound could be compared to the landing of an alien life form; this record is that foreign being stepping out; causing havoc; taking shit; and laying ownership on the land. All with the disrespect of how long the track is! - using half the time most other rappers need to make an impact.
From a 'straight bars' fans stand point, it's amazing to see Scorcher stick to this. It's not only the atmosphere and sound of the record that follows on from his first release, but his lyrics as well. He smashes down doors from the jump with his ".. for a minute" flow, then proceeds to chat that lyrical aggression, confrontation, and assertiveness; whilst maintaining a grown, calm, and firm demeanor - "They ain't on my level. I beg a brudda try know a damn gargan when you see one. Man a top boy in reality, this a rerun. Heard you new flow my brudda and that's a me one"

Photography for the track is achieved by Les Redway, and the music video is directed by @nzimahakpan. The visuals are lighter than Scorcher's previous release, but this hope of a bright tone is stripped away instantaneously as we see the Movement barrer amongst caged shots, derelict concrete and metal surroundings, and near abandoned terrain. Who ever sourced the locations for this shoot needs a pay rise because they are intense. The scenery alone partners perfectly with the cold instrumental and Scorcher's blunt bars - creating for mystery, excitement, and intrigue. Sporadic edits align with the percussion of the record between nice lengthy shots of Scorcher spitting. Other edits include negative shots; quick-burst photography; aged effects and camera frames; and sped-up clips.

Overall, a great second entry from this rapper. It is good to see him return so strong, and only furthers the anticipation of future releases and projects.

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