This song has been on repeat, BET award winner Giggs and Mike Skinner team up for this suprising collaboration, however, as unlikely the partnership may seem, the two work perfectly. Giggs maintains the style that has helped raise his profile, with reality cleverley crafted into clear and easy listening lyrics, this is Giggs at his finest and the Pecknarm representive does not dissappoint. The beat is basic but the sample and synths layered help form a route for the tracks journey to stay on course. Mike Skinner returns to our speakers with a verse that had me going back and listening to all the classic material from The Streets catalogue thus far.
In time this song will surely get more airplay and receive the recognition that it deserves, it is a massive track that could very well be the catalyst for a comeback from The Streets, in the mean time Slow Songs will help solidify Giggs’ position as one of the premier emcees/artists in the UK.
Since the above review, the track has continued to gain further radio play, rotated heavily by the likes of 1xtra’s Mista jam and Tim Westwood. The video like the song will definitely gain a mixed reaction, I want to criticise the video and say it does not offer the same standard of visual as the audio, but at the same time I admire it’s artistry, the video cleverly brings you more into Giggs’ mind, the metaphorical view of Mike Skinner leading Giggs out is similar to Mike Skinner reaching out to Giggs and leading him to the mainstream (from the underground).
Music videos are created to emphasise and help depict the song, this video does just that and with a track so powerful, I understand that it is best to keep it minimal. Expect to see this video on your TV soon, question is, will Mtv Base put their pride aside and give in to the quality and talent of (previously banned) Giggs.