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26 Feb '16

SNAKEHIPS, CHANCE THE RAPPER & TINASHE TEAR DOWN JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE WITH PERFORMANCE OF "ALL MY FRIENDS"

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The first time I was enlightened to UK R&B/electronic duo Snakehips' music was toward the latter end of 2015. While perusing reddit one day, I stumbled upon what would be an early "leak" of their soon-to-be smash single "All My Friends." A collaborative effort between the beautiful & talented Tinashe and Chicago go-getter Chance the Rapper, the captivating song pushed the musical boundaries to the outer edges — teetering between underground and mainstream.
Using Snakehips' minimalist, two-step, bass-heavy production as a canvas (an obvious nod to classic 90s R&B), Chano and Tinashe paint the perfect introspective portrait of life as a millennial. It's a complicated affair; it's a party song that's not really a party song. It both caters toward the unsung introvert who finds "another Friday night, wasted" as well as the dynamo extrovert, the "Pharmacy addict" who "hits the Wall Street traffic." When Tinashe slowly brings the song to a close with the bridge, the listener is suddenly fraught with that sometimes defenseless feeling of isolation and solitude — a character trait that can be attributed to both the loner and the life of the party. It's a roller coaster of emotions, yet it's still trip the light fantastic engaging.
I've provided the official music video below, as well as another incredible piece of music from Snakehips, "Forever (Pt. II)" which includes a sample of Nas' "Life's A Bitch."