〨 Lavender 〨
‘We make music for kids in inter-dimensional travel’, reads The Trp’s SoundCloud bio – a strangely accurate testament to the strange, psychedelic yet breezy music the London/New York-based trio previously released. And even more accurate when we speak on The Trp Lavender!
We don’t know a lot about the mysterious trio The Trp – read ‘The Trip’ – except that the trio’s members have roots in 10 separate countries. Actually, this might explain the wide range of sounds that one can hear in each track.
Crowned #1 on Spotify’s Fresh Finds, The Trp “Lavender”, is a buzz-inducing piece of RnB that’s experimental enough to belong in a laboratory. Yet it’s still down to earth enough to belong in your rotation.
The titular plant was the perfume of choice for Prince, a key influence in the song’s sensual metaphors. The mixed vocals are delivered in a style both alluring and desperate. They flow nicely, intertwined over the beat and under a spell doubled in potency by the punchy, disoriented funk the track plays within.
This rough edged performance seems to be a perfect complement with the dizzy vibes coursing through. The track allows the trippy instrumentation to do its thing, while still allowing for some lines like:
Flora, rolled up, solar, light, heights, oo
That aroma, spaceship doing donuts