Humans love storytelling (probably why you’re still sitting in your groufit after six straight seasons of Weeds with your hand stuck in a jar of braided honey wheat pretzels). Watching a story unravel is just too damn satisfying. That’s why “Flow Like Fire,” the first single off of Scatz’s forthcoming ‘Unraveled’ EP, is so enthralling – it’s made to tell a narrative.
Forgoing traditional song structure, Scatz uses broadphrasing that flows along like a run-on-thought to absorb you into his otherworldly panorama. Synths and samples evolve in sequence as the Connecticut-based producer lays out passages that progress the sonic story. Each of these sections is significant, constructing an overarching atmosphere that exudes this immense, inescapable gravity.
“Flow Like Fire” lays the groundwork for what will undoubtedly be a captivating tale, told through the 4 tracks of ‘Unraveled’. While using music to weave a narrative is nothing new, what Scatz achieves with this one song alone is both progressive and inventive. His ability to transcend the build-up/drop formula to craft a composition with purpose is refreshing, and the promise of a whole EP as epic as this puts our anticipation at cliffhanger-like highs.