Phantom Phunk - A WEEK AGO - pushing the boundaries of music
After a short break, we are back with some AMAZING new music by hybrid artist PHANTOM PHUNK. Blending the best elements of hip-hop, rock, R & B, funk, and jazz, it’s hard not to like Phantom Phunk. We have their brand new single, “A Week Ago,” on the docket today for review!
The sound starts with some psychedelic sounds - it sounds like a chaotic cacophony of tin cans singing their hearts out. It’s an abstract and somewhat odd intro, but it’s strangely captivating. Exploding out of the tin can symphony comes a slide guitar hook, followed by sweet melodic vocal and a slick rap vocal. The production is set up perfectly, drawing your attention to various spots of the audio spectrum while keeping everything glued together.
After the verse comes a breakdown, where we get transported briefly to outer space with some psychedelic synthesizers and floating vocal harmonies. We get thrown back to a retro funk style bridge, which is followed AGAIN by an absolutely stellar rap performance.
Strangely enough, this song reminds me of some of the best elements of legendary hybrid rap/rock/funk group The Gorillaz. It’s the perfect combination of attitude, beauty, chill beats, driving drums, and catchy melodies. What made The Gorillaz so special was their ability to make contradicting sounds jive - Phantom Phunk does the exact same thing, except they bring it into the 2020s.
It’s hard to overstate how cool their sound is. Check out PHANTOM PHUNK at the links below!