When Saints Go Machine: "Love and Respect"
When Saints Go Machine have just announced their sophomore album, Infinity Pool. Surprisingly, the album’s first single, “Love and Respect,” features Killer Mike offering a strong and exciting contrast to Nikolaj Manuel Vonsild’s delicate falsetto, while a heavy hip-hop beat, distorted bass line, and pitch-shifting synths push and pull throughout.
Here, as with Konkylie, I was initially unimpressed, wanting more from both Killer Mike and Vonsild. But after a second listen, and then a third, I’ve remembered that wanting more isn’t necessarily a bad thing.
When it comes to When Saints Go Machine, I’ve grown used to not trusting my first impressions. Infinity Pool will be released by !K7 Records, on May 28th.