Rob Tirea follows a cerebral house course on ‘Insecure’ [Stream]
Los Angeles’ own Rob Tirea takes a cerebral approach to house technics on “Insecure.” The single sources its velvety vocal from featured artist, Jeremy Beamish, whose contribution sits atop a dusky bed of electronic elements: dark synths, a steadying bass line, pulsating beats.
Tirea stages the song’s builds, allowing them to crescendo in tandem with the octaval rise of Beamish’s vocal. Cinematically sleek, the shadowy arches and beat-guided breakdowns ebb and flow with Tirea’s controlled touch.
I feel like there’s a large need for social commentary within music at the moment, and I haven’t seen much of it in house music specifically.
I thought it was a great opportunity to make an experimental house track that embodies the ongoing social issue of insecurity and anxiety-RT
Lyrically, “Insecure” corners feelings of insecurity and anxiety. It’s Tirea’s deliberate verbal confrontation of these pervasive sentiments, and his project on “Insecure” is to issue a statement through song. We’re listening.