[Produced by Clams Casino]
So Clams pretty much goes in on this beat. The beginning sounds somewhat similar to Tom Sawyers production on Calvin Coolidge’s “Where I Belong” but only for the first two seconds, yet somewhat detuned to lighten the mood but grant the track a more serious sound.
The whole beginning of the song and intro is all Clams adding in the components of the beat, boom bap drum beat, and a heavy drained piano tune. Clams actually samples “Pogo” by Digitalism (in case you were wondering about the electronic sound), chop’s it up and mixes it up with Haim’s voices tweaked to somberness. The vocals mixed in is Haim singing “love,” chopped up and leveled to match the beat, which fades in and out. Directly from the outro of the song;
All I need is love
The track is a roller coaster of sound from the light 808 clap going back-and-forth throughout the track and various screwed up adlibing echos and non-echos by Rocky himself.
There’s a gun shot sound effect right after he says
The first 808 comes in on his enunciation of “Oakland” in the verse then disappears after “new jacks” and comes back during the 2/3’s of the instrumental intermission (the Haim vocals aren’t active during this either) which drowns and chops the synth harmony in the background with “Unh, Yeah” adlibs. The intermission is also what is heard during the outro until it completely fades out.
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