“Darkest Days” (listen/download)
Lately Milwaukee duo Amerikas Addiction has been pushing a fresh single & video entitled “Darkest Days.” The song is produced by Loco Los and it incorporates a sample from Rock group Killswitch Engage and their single “The Fire Burns.” Los did a great job on the boards. The production is of blue ribbon quality. The sunken foundation, desolate musical components, and grim vibe result in a chilling yet luring mixture. The hook is a combination of the earlier mentioned sample and a set of underlying vocals. It turned out well. The sample was perfectly utilized and the vocals match up nicely. The verses are of grade A quality. The flow is set to an anguished tone, the wordplay is truthful, and the rhymes are intense yet enlightening. The listener is exposed to the grievances that the duo endure as a result of being a part of the music industry. A couple of noteworthy lines are: “But I’m on. So I’m rolling through the city. Ain’t nobody with me. Listening to 50. Drowning in my pity. Phone steady ringing but I swear I won’t answer. This negativity is like a cancer. But I’m still living for the moment. Everyday I’m on it. I’m trying to stay faithful. I got a good woman. But this life I’m living, is full of f–king demons. That’s why I stay focused every season. It feels like I’m dreaming.” Heavy thoughts being shared right there by Ebonix. All in all, this was a powerful effort.