longstoryshort stays nimble on ‘Like I Do’
longstoryshort‘s latest, “Like I Do,” can be considered an emblem of his evolution as an artist and a harbinger not only of further growth to come, but also commensurate success. Since longstoryshort put his artist project on the map with “Back to the Start” in 2019, his sound has underscored his attention to synchronizing the individual elements of a longstoryshort production—vocal samples, toplines, drum kicks, and beyond—into one cohesive whole. The deftness with which this melding has occurred in the context of his catalog grows sharper by the year, as evidenced by “Like I Do,” his label debut on Snakehips‘ Never Worry Records. A slick, deep-seated one-off grounded in his “cinematic bass” wheelhouse, “Like I Do” answers redemption, a seven-song EP delivered in May that serves as the lens through which longstoryshort listeners both new and established alike can view and understand the artist project.
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