You may know the name Camille Antoni from his work as a session musician. Maybe you know it from being one of the founders of the indie-duo Bungalow (If not, go check them out!) If you haven’t heard the name before, his newest release “L.U.N.A” is a great introduction. This awesome collab with Pete Philly is the debut of Antoni’s solo work. Pushed along by funky, interesting bass riffs and ethereal almost string-like synth pads, it’s unforgettable. Between an instrumental that is impossible to get out of your head, and clever yet goofy and personable lyrics it isn’t a release you are going to want to miss.
The drums sounded like something out of a Pusha T song. Never losing the underlying energy, while fully featuring Antoni. Vocals never had to fight to be heard; allowing their relaxed yet intense energy to cut through the texture like a knife. The hard-hitting verses showed off Camille Antoni’s rap prowess very well. Not only that but they contrasted the breakdown section phenomenally – bolstering the message of both.
At the end of the day one of the most important parts of hip hop is the vibe. If parts of the song don’t agree or seem lackluster they can bring the whole song down. “L.U.N.A” on the other hand never loses its energy. Instead opting for bars that fit into the instrumental perfectly. The flow played off the versatile drums and gave the song personality without detracting from the clever wordplay.
“L.U.N.A” by Camille Antoni can be found on any major streaming service.
Written by Tyler Roberts