Hodgy and Alvin Risk reconvene under HA alias for ‘Jesus Is a Samurai’
Hodgy and Alvin Risk deepen HA‘s catalogue with the release of an eccentric new single dubbed “Jesus Is a Samurai.” The track marks the third offering from Hodgy and Risk under their newly devised HA alias. The artists originally made their joint debut as HA via “O.P.E.N.” and “Precious,” two tunes that provided an introductory sonic snapshot of the group’s aesthetic. Both singles received nods from Spotify, gracing not only the streaming platform’s New Music Friday playlist, but POLLEN, Mood Booster, Hot Rhythmic, and other Spotify curated compilations. Apple Music also acknowledged HA’s output on its Alt-R&B and The Crossover playlists.
“Jesus Is a Samurai” channels early Childish Gambino vibes in its foregrounding of measured verses that are more spoken than spat. The song’s “Jesus is a Samurai” hook harnesses an irresistible catchiness, despite its lyrical oddity. A tempered background beat fluidly pushes the production forth. As “O.P.E.N.” and “Precious” asserted earlier, and as “Jesus Is a Samurai” further affirms, HA listeners ought to expect the unexpected when an Odd Future rapper and a venerated electronic producer collaborate long-term.