Thursday, 21 December 2017
Estonia 2018 - Metsakutsu - Koplifornia
If Poolfinaal 2 of Eesti Laul was going to be the cabinet of genre delights, somebody left the cupboard door a little ajar and the contents went a little stale before we got to consume them. Evestus wimped out as we'd feared, and delivered a broadly consumable goth cake. They'll still look incredible, but, well, they'll only be running on 25% grimness. Meanwhile, Girls In Pearls have offered up something that sounds more like the incidental music at a Supernova final next door, while Wateva made me feel exactly that.
Even the usually reliable Metsakutsu has averaged out a little, electing not to send him more aggressive zef style barrage, replacing it with something a little more low slung and laidback. But that's not to say it doesn't have its delights.
The beats are fresh and bright, and the bass parts in the middle third will sound incredible when played loud in a massive hall. But sadly his rhymes are too slick, and the increasingly autotuned choruses just don't hit the mark. But rewind all that - what we've got here is a rapidly upcoming rapster at the peak of his powers, spitting out the lines in a language that's ridiculously suited to the genre, so we can't really complain too much. Can't wait until the lives now!