The production for “I See You” is intriguing. It is made up of: an unobtrusive base, all-embracing secondary components, a mild tempo, and a laid-back vibe. The hook is respectable. The vocals are sophisticated and the lyrics are modest. The verses are adequate. D Lamar continues to supply poised harmonies and easy to follow lyrics. He throws a twist at the end of the track in the form of a brief rap. He has a quality flow and his bars are legitimate. He goes through the motions of an individual who has lost faith in love only to have it restored by a new object of affection. However, the final scenario indicates that old habits die hard. A few memorable lines from the tangled emotional tale include: “Blinded by her beauty. Blinded by her past. I never thought I could make a new love last. Never believe the stories about the greener grass. But I’d rather play with the love of my past. And like the future, I couldn’t see you. I couldn’t see how suddenly it could be you.” Those words right there make for an attractive opening. Overall, this is a likeable as well as creative selection.
**My Two Cents: D Lamar is definitely an artist in his own lane. The innovation in his music is very apparent and that’s a great look. “I See You” is a nice record. The production was diverse and fit D Lamar’s vocals completely. The content had a decent storytelling element to it and I enjoyed the twist at the end. It was unexpected. My only critique would be that D Lamar needs to beef up his lyrics a bit. He has very grand concepts and he needs to push his word play just a tad harder to get his lyrics to that same height. As a whole though, I dig the Cali crooner. Readers should give his music an ear for sure. -MinM