Review: BRM x BrodieDaVinci, '20 Seconds'




by David Eagles @Yieldedman

One of the most unique entities in any music landscape is the coming together of a group, that wasn't already a group, to become a group, that still isn't really a group.



I know, I know... jibberish.

Well, not really, when you think about it. There's a lot to be said about "group"  (or collab) projects that aren't from an actual group but are comprised of individual artists that have come together for a specific purpose.


Enter Brodiedavinci and BRM (AKA Brandon R. Music).

Both individual artists in their own right. These two, who gained a rapport with one another by featuring on each other's tracks, have come together to bring us '20 Seconds'. A basketball analogy-themed project whose goal is to remind the listener of the sense of urgency we, as Christians, need to operate with. 


The pairing of Brodie, a Wilmington, NC native, and BRM, a Chicago area emcee, is somewhat of an odd one.

Davinci is refreshing; his play on words are both witty and relevant and seemingly always up to the task of making each song an actual song, which isn't as easy as it sounds (some of your favorite artists fail at this repeatedly and miserably). BRM, a hardworking viral superhero just recently tapped as the President of the Rapture Ready Productions label's North division, is charismatic and energetic, if not a bit predictable. BRM's sing-song delivery along with Davinci's versatility can run congruent on this project (Remedy), and opposite each other in the next breath (Chef).


The production on 20 works.

It's a mash of current feels, but not overly trendy and the tracks, as a whole, are a perfect fit for this sometimes odd couple. The mixing and mastering of this project are nicely done, as well.


This project also has a few nice features on records like the title track (featuring the legendary Applejaxx), and on cuts like "Talk to Me", which initially introduced BRM and Brodiedavinci to each other, along with songs like "Holy Water with GOD Over Money's own Jered Sanders.


'20 Seconds' both hits and misses throughout, making its mission clear and apparent in some places, and a vague afterthought in others. It's not as a result of not trying.

This project has potential, and if Brodiedavinci and BRM continue to push each other spiritually and creatively, it's safe to say that the best is yet to come for these artists both individually and collectively. 


Check out '20 Seconds' streaming across all digital platforms.

Standouts:

Remedy
Hiding From Myself
Holy Water feat. Jered Sanders
20 Seconds feat. Applejaxx
Go Up feat. Qween

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What tracks stand out to you on '20 Seconds'? What do you think of the duo of BRM and BrodieDaVinci? Hit the comments and let us know!




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