Words transcend music, as meaning transcends rhythm. I often express how music is the most enjoyable human experience, but deep away in the hidden, quiet places of my soul, the written word will take its rightful seat as the ultimate human endeavor.
What struck me about Bulgarian Cartrader's "Golden Rope" is that the lyrics are pure poetry — from concept through to execution. The way they have been turned into music takes the written word and makes it move. The easy nature of the track with its R&B undertones, catchy chorus, and the slight hip-hop feel of the bluesy honeyed vocals make this digestible for all.
In both this track and previous single, "No Other Drogm," a distinctly Jack Johnson undertone comes across for me. "Golden Rope" marks the second single off his debut album — Motor Songs.Cartrader produced it on his own in his Berlin studio and was mixed in London with Stephen Sedgwick (Gorillaz, Benjamin Clementine.)