Track Review: The Skins ft. D.R.A.M., ‘Bury Me’
Up-and-coming pop collective The Skins show immense potential on their debut single “Bury Me,” enlisting the services of fellow up-and-comer, D.R.A.M.
Who are The Skins? The Skins are an up-and-coming pop, rock, hip-hop band signed to American (Republic). According to their Facebook page, the band formed in 2011. Even so, they are just beginning their lucrative journey. “Bury Me” gives the band its first major label single, featuring another up-and-comer, rapper/singer D.R.A.M. The results of the union end up being spectacular.
“Bury Me” begins with excellent use of piano as the main chordal accompaniment. The vocal synth in the background is a nice touch. All in all, the record is slickly produced to the nth degree. The drum programming on the hook is absolutely sick. Interestingly, it has a detuned quality. This sound, coupled with the detuned synths, makes for a brilliant union.
The vocals are solid throughout the course of the record, based in the urban-pop vein. D.R.A.M. collaborates on the second verse singing (as opposed to rapping). He ends up being welcome complement to The Skins vocally in regards to timbre. A catchy, if gimmicky chorus seals the deal:
“Bury me (in yo yo yo, yo yo yo love).”
Ultimately, “Bury Me” is well-produced, well-conceived, and features an incredibly catchy chorus. It’s not the year’s most profound record, but enjoyable through and through.