Ryan Hemsworth has been a busy man over the past year, releasing the Take Flight EP in the Spring and offering music for the ongoing Adult Swim Singles series. The Canadian producer is keeping the ball rolling with “Commas,” a playful Electro-Trap banger featuring Chicago rhymer Adamn Killa on the vocals.
The track exemplifies Hemsworth’s evolution as a producer, showcasing subtle synths floating above the more dominant melodies. Adamn’s gravelly voice is a clever juxtaposition against the airy composition. The beat sounds ripe for lithe synthpop vocals, but he gruffly delivers lines bemoaning his haters, counting his commas, and declaring, “now I’m 19 I’m bouta’ get me a crib.”
Adamn expertly finds his pocket on the beat, eschewing adventurous vocal contortion for a simple, catchy melody. You can listen to “Commas” below.