Delete – [Senses] x [Mental]

In a music world that is becoming more and more transfixed with the idea of name-value and that aura that surrounds that given name, artists that stand above all else via their sheer sound and aesthetic alone are not just a necessary breath of fresh air, but are also beneficiary by simply embodying this tellingly rare status by itself. 

In this light, one could lay claim to this title by – more than anything else – letting the music stand for itself, and the rest comes after. That exact notion is practically what has and possibly will always define the work of Senses — someone who certainly puts all the weight they can into their artistic status first, and their name and/or image that comes with it closely thereafter.

On their most recent cut entitled “Delete,” they come to team up with yet another act who puts his musicality and artistic sensibilities above all else in Mental to create an offering that is all-too-characteristic of what both of these era-defining acts have brought and will forever bring to the table.

Over an aura-filled and resounding instrumental provided by Lovefelt, the two make what they can out of their own specific sections in the song to create what will only end up being considered an unforgettable and lasting track as time moves forward. 

The track slowly and softly builds towards an absolutely explosive entrance from Senses themself, as they go on to ideally match the instrumental’s momentous tone and stature with their always-consistent and signature vocal demeanor — one that equally stands out among the given beat as it does seep into it and correspond perfectly with its sound. 

Mental’s segment of the track its tellingly different than the one given by Senses, but the two contrast over the same instrumental in what can only be described as the most ideal and fitting manner possible. Where Senses’s high-pitched and upfront vocals make for a grand entrance and spectacle, Mental’s solemn and understated delivery acts as the perfect intermission towards the tail end of the track, right before Senses ends things off on their own with a concluding passage. 

These two work off of each other in the only way they possibly could, and the resulting product proves that the same artistic mindstate can make itself vividly apparent, even with contrasting sonic approaches making themselves present in the process.