Thursday, 3 November 2011
Wretch 32 - Forgiveness (feat. Etta Bond)
These days, it's something of a mandatory rule that every hip London rapper has to have a 'rock' single - or rather, a Written In The Stars style epic-athon. Tinie kicked it all off, Professor Green followed with his brilliant Read All About It, now it's Wretch 32's turn.
Don't Go left me feeling a little underwhelmed after the undeniable charms of Unorthodox, which remains one of my favourite tracks of the year - it's nice then to see Wretch back on top form with Forgiveness.
Expect big, smashing guitar riffs, a great guest vocal from Etta Bond and an undercurrent of synths and high-pinched piano tinkling. There's both energy and swag here in equal measures, a feel of Wretch coiled like a wild tiger, ready to pounce. The rapper is at his best with kinetic-heavy tracks like this and Forgiveness is as good a reason as any to go buy Wretch's album if you haven't already.
Forgiveness is released on the 12th December.