Review: Sax G shines on mosaically-composed ‘Tomorrow’s New Villain’ EP

Photo: Courtesy of the artist


On March 15, GRUNGECAKE held their second showcase named, ‘The Ceremony’ at SXSW in Austin, Texas. A legion of the artist came and broadcasted their authentic styles one by one, interacting with the crowd and creating a significantly fun ambience for the evening. One performer, in particular, came on towards the end of the show and exhibited his artistry. Captivating the audience with an eclectically tuneful DJ set, Sax G was the centre of attention.

Sax G
Photo: Courtesy of the artist

Earlier that week, the Seattle, Washington-based producer-songwriter and the occasional rapper had released his new EP ‘Tomorrow’s New Villain’. As a rapper, the artist sporadically provides his vocals; only hearing them on the tapes songs, ‘Camouflage Denim’ and ‘The Fate of Edmond Dantes’. Melodically gallivanting on the beat, he makes appearances on two of ten tracks. Creating a dazzling enigmatic atmosphere, Sax highlights his ability to create mellifluous sound. Possessing an assortment of Hip-Hop, Electronic Funk, R&B, and Soul, the EP undoubtedly exudes a spirit of eclecticism. With lyrics that engirdle the origin of a situation that compelled Sax to more so express the feelings of a censured underdog, ‘Tomorrow’s New Villain’, is a narrative.

A vast assemblage of fellow artist including Christine Urbina, Georgia Anne Muldrow, Mykestro, Kristin Henry, and more contribute assistance with the harmonizing arrangement.

Muffled synths, incandescent chords, and samples from an array of Hip-Hop and R&B songs contribute to a lo-fi essence. Tracks like ‘The Last Outlaw/8d8 Pose’ and ‘Tomorrow’s New Villain’ give an uncanny feeling to work, suggesting that this could be a detail of the villain’s experience. On tracks like ’The Tragedy of Lord Vader’ and ‘League of Shadows’, a portrayal of a more personal side protrudes with musing, ornate and sportive styles. Compared with the notion of villains usually gravitating towards doing their own thing, Sax shows just that. Although the project brief, the exposition of multifaceted talent bellows. As if being the deemed the villain wasn’t enough, the intriguing lyricism and peculiar overtone, Sax’s individualism surely makes him unparagoned.

If you’ve been searching for something elaborately melded with a great hint of distinctive design, this project is for you. Sax G’s ‘Tomorrow’s New Villain’ is available now on all streaming services.

Written by Manny King John

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