"Latency" is the 4th track from Late Bloom (the whole of which you can stream below) and it combines the efforts of Soft Glas on production, Alex Szotak on bass and vocals by Stalking Gia. As a bass-tones lover myself, the first thing that captivated me about this track was the chords by Alex, which work in great harmony with the vocals to bring an energetic rhythym and flow. As far as the meaning behind the track, Soft Glas describes it himself in the nicely presented annotations to the album:
Latency is when the timing is off between the mic & the computer. This spawned the idea of writing a song about two people who can never get the timing right.
The album itself really struck me from the beginning as a highly detailed piece of work, where the amount of effort invested in mixing and fine-tuning is evident. It is structured well conceptually with key tracks like "Dealing in Hypotheticals" and "Blanking" present new soundscapes, following their interludes. Late Bloom is definitely a rewarding listen from start to finish, but can also serve as positive background sounds to keep your flow going at work or spark inspiration in otherwise mundane tasks. I highly recommend it to fans of artists like Taylor McFerrin, The Internet but also some experimental lovers to Flying Lotus-type jazzy production (heads up towards "Yosi"). His work is one of my favourite discoveries this year so I hope you enjoy as well!