In true calm-before-the-storm fashion, “Hot Head” pits abrasive noise against luscious synths, and manic shouting against catchy, subdued vocals. The chaos vs. harmony concept is further defined by the shift in Ride’s coherency between the verses and hooks. “Hot Head” lulls and maims, soothes and bruises.
During the coherent sections, the song’s lyrics are highly self-referential, alluding to the paradigm of control Death Grips has over obsessive fans. The song’s structure also reflects this relationship, building and… read more