Meltdoown is the first single to be taken from the album Some Say I So I Light the follow-up album from Ghostpoet, whose debut album got the nod for The Mercury Award, inventing his own style of alternative hip hop with his slightly slurred lyrical style that could be compared to Roots Manuva or a laid back Dizzee Rascal.
Meltdown owes a lot to the Bristol sound, that many people will know by the name of trip hop. It almost feels like as if he resurrecting the dark coldness of the likes of Tricky and Massive Attack, something which has come back into dance music whilst the indie kids have been digging up the early 90s creation records, producers have been digging over the very foundations of Trip hop.
Right from the off there is the echoey chords and female vocals that cooo like Martina Topley Bird when she was helping Tricky hit his high with Maxinquay, The gentle twinkle of keys give way to broken drum beats that skip around, the snap shot snare sounds icily cold along with the addition of strings more than perfectly backs up Ghostpoets un hurried lyrical style.
The intro actually reminded me of a song called Revival by a garage Blues band called She Keeps Bees. It definitely has a very playful feel, its great to see a producer like Ghost Poet chucking influences and putting them in the melting pot, takibng old ideas and rubbing them with new tricks. I definitely shows a lot of promise for the new album.