The fact that we receive two different experiences at the beginning and near the end of the track is part of the reason "Emeralds" is such a stand out track.

We're pretty much led to believing that this is a house track infused with garage influences by virtue of its unorthodox drum groove, then out of the blue 808's, hi hats and your standard Trap snare enters the scene as the track takes a hip hop turn. I can't neglect to mention the thick and lush pads and the bells that jump around. The ongoing paradox on "Emeralds" is that throughout the changes the drums are continuously hard-hitting whilst the melodic makeup is gentle and atmospheric.

posted by Lu
February 2020