South London MC Ricardo Gold is back with his captivating trap track, "Live In The Flesh," taken from his upcoming debut project set to release later this year.
Ricardo Gold's exceptional lyrical finesse is evident from the start of the song. Backed by the dystopian soundscapes crafted by Reklews, an affiliate of Blah Records, "Live In The Flesh" creates a menacing backdrop for Gold's unconventional flows and smooth melodic delivery, which take center stage. He skillfully weaves grime nostalgia into his quick-witted one-liners, displaying authority as he battles past hardships and a turbulent ego.
The accompanying visualizer features Gold carrying a mannequin through a bustling city environment, symbolizing his toxic alter-ego and the powerful temptations that take hold. With Gold's unapologetic style, "Live In The Flesh" will undoubtedly contribute to the growing excitement surrounding this emerging underground rapper.
Regarding the track, Ricardo Gold explains, "At the time, I was thinking about a previous friendship that turned sour over a telephone call, thinking to myself everyone's a tough guy on the phone, you need to come see me live in the flesh. This failed friendship gave me the opportunity to analyze myself from a different point of view. The mannequin in the music video is a physical representation of the ego, the chip on our shoulder we sometimes carry around unconsciously. I wanted the mannequin to be the elephant in the room... it's definitely there but let's not ask about it, the monster under the bed."
With his intoxicating rap textures and a growing grassroots following across the UK, Ricardo Gold is quickly establishing himself as a standout artist ready to break into the public consciousness. As his debut project approaches, expect to hear and see much more from this promising talent.