Seven heads are evidently better than one, based off San Holo’s recent undertaking “If Only,” which he wrote in tandem with Eastghost, Analogue Dear, Taska Black, DROELOE, Losi, ILIVEHERE, and GOSLO. With more musicians combining their talent than one usually sees on even the biggest chart-topping pop releases, one would likely have astronomically high expectations for the result of such a group project.
Luckily, “If Only” certainly won’t disappoint the most fervent of bass fans. The track unfolds in a lullaby-esque fashion across its six minute duration, employing various instrumental that work on the brain’s emotional center to elicit a calmed response from those whose ears “If Only” graces. Adding to this haunting effect are cleverly-edited vocal clips and soaring synth melodies, which lead smoothly into the composition’s dynamic, yet mellow drop.
Though a piece of this caliber could have easily been created by just one skilled writer such as San Holo itself, it’s nice to know his interests lie in boosting other lesser known talents up by way of incorporating their input into a crowd-pleasing production.
San Holo’s Bitbird imprint also just put out its second Gouldian Finch compilation, featuring the likes of Duskus, ILIVEHERE, and more. Download or stream it here.