Producers and musicians extraordinaire Zo! and Tall Black Guy have been teasing a collaborative project ever since working together on the song “Step Up Front” from Zo!’s 2019 album FourFront. The prolific pair are finally ready to give hungry fans a taste of what they’ve been cooking up with the release of “Talkin’ To Myself,” the first single from their forthcoming collection entitled Abstractions, which we are happily debuting in a SoulBounce exclusive world premiere.
“Talkin’ To Myself” opens with a thick, slick bass line that lays the foundation for the track as guitar, synth, percussion, finger snaps and hand claps get added into the groove gumbo one-by-one. Just when you think you have things figured out and you’re ready to break out a smooth two-step, Zo! and TBG drop in a broken beat tempo that commands you to bust all your moves on the dance floor. Singer BeMyFiasco floats over the sound bed as she sings about thoughts of love damn near driving her mad. “Love is / Hard to find / On my mind / All the time / It’s reaching / Dangerous levels / That’s when I started / Talkin’ to myself,” she sings, her buttery vocals melting into the music on the first verse. BeMyFiasco is joined on background vocals by none other than Phonte, but she has our complete attention throughout.
Zo! and Tall Black Guy have a helluva jam on their hands with “Talkin’ To Myself.” They’ve come outta the gate with a winner and have us uber-excited to hear every single thing they’ve got coming on Abstractions. Additional details about the project are under lock and key right now, but keep an ear out for its release “soon” according to Zo!.